Kelly, recently retired, was Staff Vice President of Science and Technology for C.R. Bard Inc. (now Becton Dickenson). For the previous 15 years, Kelly served as Senior Vice President of Research and Development at Bard Access Systems in Salt Lake City (C. R. Bard). During his tenure as SVP of R & D, Bard Access Systems was the fastest growing division of C.R. Bard for more than a decade. It became the world market leader in long-term vascular access devices, growing 50X over $1B in sales annually.
Kelly holds over 70 issued U.S. patents in medical devices and other technical areas and more than 200 additional international patents or patents pending. In 2011, Kelly was awarded the Governor’s Medal for Science and Technology by Governor Gary Herbert for his body of work. In 2012, on behalf of a 14-state delegation, Kelly addressed both Senate and House of
Representatives subcommittees regarding the government’s role in the innovation of medical devices. In 2018, Kelly was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from BioUtah (Utah’s Health Sciences Trade Association).
Kelly continues to be active in the health sciences field in the United States and worldwide with advisory roles and the Board of Directors for several medical device companies. He resides in Utah with his wife, Sandra.