HITEC Foundation Chairman: Francisco DeArmas

In his previous role, Mr. DeArmas was Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Global Surgery for Johnson & Johnson headquartered in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

He was responsible for all IT activities for the Johnson & Johnson Global Surgery Group North America and for any franchise related solutions that were deployed globally.  He was also responsible for the Professional Education and R&D Centers of Excellence.

Prior to Johnson & Johnson, Mr. DeArmas spent over 25 years in the banking and financial services industry most recently with Whitney National Bank as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Operations & Technology.  In this role, Mr. DeArmas was responsible for leading the bank’s back office Operations, Security / Business Continuity and Technology to include Architecture / Strategy, Delivery / Development, Infrastructure and Operations.

Mr. DeArmas received his BBA from Northwood University and his MBA from California Coast University and is a proud veteran of the US Army, having served 8 years.

DeArmas is married to his wife Janice, and is the proud father of two wonderful daughters, Lauren and Stacey.


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