Joseph C. Papa
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman
Mr. Papa serves as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman. Mr. Papa joined the Company in October 2006, was elected as a director in November 2006 and, subsequently, was appointed as Chairman of the Board of Directors in October 2007. Previously, Mr. Papa served from December 2004 to October 2006 as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Pharmaceutical and Technologies Services segment of Cardinal Health, Inc. Prior to that position, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from November 2001 to November 2004. Additionally, Mr. Papa has held management positions at DuPont Pharmaceuticals, Pharmacia Corporation, G.D. Searle & Company and Novartis AG. Mr. Papa is a director of Smith & Nephew, a developer of advanced orthopedic medical devices.
Judy L. Brown
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Brown was named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in July 2006. She served as
Vice President and Corporate Controller from September 2004 to July 2006. Previously, Ms. Brown held various
senior positions in finance and operations at Whirlpool Corporation from 1998 to August 2004. Ms. Brown is a
director of Belden Corporation, a NYSE traded company, that designs, manufactures and markets cable,
connectivity and networking products in markets including industrial automation, enterprise, transportation,
infrastructure and consumer electronics.
Acting as a permanent representative of Mylecke Management, Art & Invest NV,
Serving as Executive Vice President and General Manager, Omega Pharma
Mr. Coucke was named Executive Vice President and General Manager, Omega Pharma, in March 2015. He served as Omega Pharma NV’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer until the company was acquired by Perrigo in March 2015. Omega Pharma NV was founded in 1987 by Mr. Coucke and two Belgian pharmacists, and focused on the production and sales of various shampoos. Under Mr. Coucke’s leadership, the company grew and expanded geographically into a world player of consumer health care products, with affiliates in 36 countries. He is a qualified pharmacist (RUG). He graduated as a Qualified Pharmacist from the State University of Ghent and holds an MBA from the Vlerick School for Management, Ghent.
Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Mr. Farrington was named Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer in November 2015. He formerly served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer from October 2006 to November 2015. Before that, he served as Chief Information Officer for F. Dohmen Co. in addition to serving as a division President for JASCORP LLC from March 2003 to October 2006. Mr. Farrington is also a director of the American Lung Association, Midland States.
John T. Hendrickson
John Hendrickson was named President in October 2015. He was formerly Executive Vice President, Global Operations & Supply Chain of Perrigo Company from 2007 to 2015; Executive Vice President and General Manager of Perrigo Consumer Healthcare from 2003 to 2007; Executive Vice President – Operations from 1999 to 2003; Vice President of Manufacturing from 1996 to 1999; Vice President of Customer Service from 1995 to 1996; Director of Engineering from 1993 to 1995; and Process Engineering Manager from 1989 to 1993. Working for Procter & Gamble, Mr. Hendrickson was Research and Development Group Leader from 1987 to 1989 and R&D Engineer from 1985 to 1987. Mr. Hendrickson earned his MBA at the University of Notre Dame; his B.S. in Chemical Engineering at the University of Michigan, and his B.S. in Chemistry at Hope College.
Executive Vice President, General Manager of Nutritionals
Mr. Jamison was named Executive Vice President, General Manager of Nutritionals in January 2011.
Before the Company acquired PBM in fiscal 2010, Mr. Jamison had served as PBM's Executive Vice President and
General Counsel since the formation of PBM in 1997 and was a key member of the executive team throughout the
evolution and growth of PBM. In addition to his legal responsibilities, Mr. Jamison has held senior leadership
responsibilities in operations and sales, as well as in new business and product development.
Todd W. Kingma
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Mr. Kingma was named Executive Vice President in May 2006. He served as Vice President, General
Counsel and Secretary from August 2003 to May 2006. Previously, Mr. Kingma held various positions at Pharmacia
Corporation from 1991 through August 2003. His last position with Pharmacia Corporation was Vice President and
Associate General Counsel, Global Specialty Operations
Executive Vice President and General Manager, International
Mr. Kochan was named Executive Vice President and General Manager, International in August 2012. He
served as Executive Vice President, General Manager of Rx Pharmaceuticals from March 2007 to August 2012 and
as Senior Vice President of Business Development and Strategy from March 2005 to March 2007. Mr. Kochan was
Vice President, Business Development of Agis Industries (1983) Ltd. from July 2001 until the acquisition of Agis by
the Company in March 2005.
Executive Vice President, General Manager of Consumer Healthcare
Mr. Needham was named Executive Vice President, General Manager of Consumer Healthcare in October
2009. He served as Senior Vice President of Commercial Business Development from March 2005 through October
2009. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President of International from November 2004 to March 2005. He
served as Managing Director of Perrigo’s U.K. operations from May 2002 to November 2004 and as Vice President
of Marketing from 1993 to 2002.
Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer
Dr. Shah was named Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer in June 2005. He served as Vice
President of Research and Development for Rx products from February 2004 to June 2005. Previously, Dr. Shah
held various senior positions in Research and Development at Mayne Pharma (known previously as Faulding
Pharmaceuticals) from June 1996 to January 2004.
Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources
Mr. Stewart was named Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources in September 2004. He served as
Vice President, Human Resources from July 1993 to September 2004. Mr. Stewart began his employment with the
Company in August 1981.
Executive Vice President, Global Quality and Compliance
Dr. Yu joined the Company in November 2006 as Senior Vice President, Global Quality and Compliance.
Previously, Dr. Yu served from October 2005 to October 2006 as Vice President, Quality at CV Therapeutics Inc.
Prior to that position, he served as Global Head of Quality & Compliance for Forest Laboratories, Inc. from April
1999 to October 2005. He served as the Vice President, Quality & Compliance for Solvay Pharmaceuticals between
October 1996 and March 1999. Since December 2012, Dr. Yu has served as a director and is also currently serving as Treasurer of
Product Quality Research Institute, which is a non-profit organization.
Executive Vice President and General Manager, Perrigo Pharmaceuticals
Mr. Boothe joined Perrigo in January 2013 as Executive Vice President and General Manager, Perrigo Pharmaceuticals.
Previously, Mr. Boothe served as Chief Executive Officer of Actavis Inc. from August 2008 to December 2013 and as
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from 2006 to 2008. Prior to that position, Mr. Boothe held
various senior positions in strategic planning and business development for Alpharma Inc., Pharmacia Corporation and Xerox Corporation.