Steve Rusckowski

Chairman, CEO and President,
Quest Diagnostics Incorporated

Steve Rusckowski has served as chairman and chief executive officer of Quest Diagnostics since May 2012. He was elected chairman of the board in December 2016.

On February 3, 2022, Quest Diagnostics announced that, as part of a gradual leadership succession plan, Rusckowski will gradually transition his responsibilities as chief executive officer to Jim Davis, who will become CEO on November 1, 2022. At that time, Rusckowski will continue to serve on the Quest Board of directors as executive chairman.

Soon after arriving at Quest in May 2012, Rusckowski has championed a strategy to accelerate growth and drive operational excellence, focusing on improving relationships with health plans and hospital health systems and expanding faster-growing businesses in advanced diagnostics and consumer testing. In doing so, Rusckowski transformed Quest from a laboratory company that was not growing in 2012 to the leader in diagnostic information services with record revenues, earnings, and cash generation in 2021.

Rusckowski has also driven Quest to build a more inclusive, team-oriented culture, which today features more than ten employee business networks, and is overseen by a board of directors composed of 50% women and two people of color. In 2020 he spearheaded the launch of Quest for Health Equity, a $100 million commitment to reduce health disparities among the underserved in the U.S., particularly in communities of color.

Prior to joining Quest Diagnostics, Rusckowski was CEO of Philips Healthcare, which became the largest unit of Royal Philips Electronics under his leadership. He joined Philips in 2001 when it acquired the Healthcare Solutions Group he was leading at Hewlett Packard/Agilent Technologies.

Rusckowski is a member of the board of directors of the American Clinical Laboratory Association and served as its chairman from 2014 to 2017. He is also an emeritus director of Project HOPE, a global health education and humanitarian assistance organization. He earned a master’s degree in management from the Sloan School of Management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where he serves on the board of trustees.