Tim Ring graduated from Cornell University in 1979, with a B.S. degree in Industrial and Labor Relations. During his undergraduate years he played both varsity baseball and football. Ring was a starting tight end and tackle under head coaches George Seifert and Bob Blackman. Mr. Ring is currently a member of the Cornell University Council.
Ring was named Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for C.R. Bard, Inc. as of August 8, 2003. He joined Bard in June 1992 as Corporate Vice President – Human Resources.
Prior to Bard, Ring worked for Abbott Laboratories for nearly 10 years, most recently as Director of Personnel for the Hospital Products Division. Before that, he was General Manager for Abbott's Australian, New Zealand and Indonesian operations, residing in Sydney. Prior to his position in Sydney, he was Director of Personnel for Pacific/Asia/Africa and Europe. From 1984 to 1986, he was also director of Personnel for Latin America & Southeast Asia.
Ring is a trustee for the Foundation of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and current Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey. Ring is also a member of the Board of directors for C.R. Bard, Inc., Quest Diagnostics, AdvaMed (the medical device industry association), NAM (National Association of Manufacturers) and InHealth. He also serves on the executive Committee of the Health Leadership Council in Washington D.C., and on the annual Kennedy Center Corporate Fund in Washington D.C.