When Alex Gorsky takes over as Johnson & Johnson’s chief executive officer today, he won’t be shedding operations like his peers at Pfizer Inc. and Abbott Laboratories. He’s looking to get bigger.
Johnson & Johnson’s insider pick of Alex Gorsky as the new chief executive officer elevates the person most familiar with the safety and quality issues that have plagued the company.
President Barack Obama pressed for workplace changes to benefit families with children, saying the U.S. is trailing other advanced countries and must compete with more job flexibility and a higher minimum wage.
Johnson & Johnson, the world’s biggest maker of consumer health products, said Chief Executive Officer Alex Gorsky was elected chairman of the board, succeeding Bill Weldon who will retire next year.
"I was somewhat familiar with her from her reputation in the marketplace."
- Alex Gorsky on Jul 15, 2014
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