W. L. Gore & Associates has tapped a leader in its Flagstaff division to become the company’s new president and CEO, effective April 1.

Jason Field, global sales and marketing leader for Gore Medical Products Division, will succeed Terri Kelly, who will be retiring after 35 years with Gore.

Field joined Gore in 2005 as a product specialist focusing on medical devices that treat thoracic aortic aneurysms. According to information from Gore, he continuously broadened his commitments, serving as a co-leader of Gore’s aortic business before moving into sales and marketing leadership roles. Field is also a member of the Medical Products Division leadership team and a key contributor to global Enterprise initiatives.

“I am excited to work alongside my fellow Associates to shape the future of our Enterprise,” Field said in a prepared statement. “We have strong organizational momentum, and I look forward to creating value for all our stakeholders by applying my passion for exceptional customer experiences, innovation and Associate engagement to improve life for our customers, communities and Associates.”

W. L. Gore & Associates is a privately held global materials science company that employs approximately 9,500 Associates, including nearly 2,000 in Flagstaff, and generates annual revenues that exceed $3 billion.