Robert Hance is senior vice president, Abbott Vascular, heading up the company's global vascular business. He was appointed to his current role in May 2008. Hance previously served as senior vice president, Abbott Diabetes Care. Hance joined Abbott in 1989 as a diagnostic systems specialist. He held several management positions in Abbott's Diagnostics division, including vice president for Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Hance also served as vice president, Vascular Solutions, Abbott Vascular before moving to Abbott Diabetes Care in 2006. Prior to joining Abbott, Hance was an associate fellow at Harvard Business School and a product development engineer at Procter & Gamble.