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Long-time Stryker chair steps down: John W. Brown is stepping down as chairman of Stryker's board of directors at the end of the year, when president and CEO Steve MacMillan will take on the additional title and responsibility. Brown has chaired the board since 1981 and was president and CEO of the company from 1977 to 2003. MacMillan took the top executive posts at Stryker in 2005. "This timing is consistent with my original goal of providing a 5-year overlap with Steve MacMillan," Brown said

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