For Immediate Release

Bayer’s Julie Coletti Honored by National Diversity Council

 Pittsburgh, September 16, 2011 - Julie Coletti, Vice President at Bayer HealthCare and Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary at MEDRAD Inc., has been honored as one of the National Diversity Council’s 2011 Most Powerful and Influential Women of Pennsylvania. MEDRAD Inc. is a business of Bayer HealthCare and is headquartered in Warrendale, Pennsylvania.

The award honors some of Pennsylvania’s most influential women in Pennsylvania. Colleti, a Pittsburgh native, was recognized for her leadership excellence, her long-standing list of accomplishments within her career, her high ethical standards and her commitment to community well-being. She will join a prestigious list of past recipients including Heather Bresch, President; Mylan Pharmaceuticals; Mary Hines, President, Carlow University; and B.J. Leber, President, The Western Pennsylvania Hospital Foundation.

Coletti will be recognized on September 16, 2011, at the 2011 Pennsylvania Diversity and Leadership Conference at the Community College of Allegheny County, Boyce Campus.

To read more information regarding the 2011 Most Powerful and Influential Women of Pennsylvania click here.

To read Julie Coletti’s executive biography click here.


MEDRAD, INC. develops, markets and services medical devices used to diagnose and treat disease. Its product offerings include fluid injection systems for radiology and cardiology, endovascular devices for the treatment of cardiovascular disease, magnetic resonance-compatible accessories and equipment services. MEDRAD is a two-time recipient of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the top honor a U.S. company can receive for quality and business excellence (2003 and 2010). The company’s world headquarters is near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in the United States. MEDRAD is a business of Bayer HealthCare. More company information is available at .

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Bayer Corporation, headquartered in Pittsburgh, is a subsidiary of Bayer AG, an international health care, nutrition and high-tech materials group based in Leverkusen, Germany. Bayer's products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life.  Bayer is committed to the principles of sustainable development and to its role as a socially and ethically responsible corporate citizen.  Economy, ecology and social responsibility are corporate policy objectives of equal rank. In North America, Bayer had 2010 net sales of EUR 8,228 million ($10,861 million) and employed 16,400 at year-end. For more information, go to


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