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Executive Management

Murray S. Kessler
President and Chief Executive Officer
Murray Kessler
Murray S. Kessler was appointed President, Chief Executive Officer and Board Member of Perrigo Company plc, effective October 8, 2018. Before joining Perrigo, Mr. Kessler served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors, President and CEO of Lorillard, Inc. (2010-2015). He served as Vice Chair of Altria, Inc. (2009) and President and CEO of UST, Inc. (2000-2009), a wholly owned subsidiary. Previous to his time at UST, Mr. Kessler had over 18 years of consumer packaged goods experience with companies including Vlasic Foods International, Campbell Soup and The Clorox Company. Since 2015, Mr. Kessler served as voluntary President of the United States Equestrian Federation.
Raymond Silcock
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Murray Kessler
Mr. Silcock was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in March 2019. Mr. Silcock previously served as CFO at INW Holdings, a contract packer of vitamins, minerals and supplements. He also held CFO roles for more than 20 years at both public and private equity held companies, including CTI Foods, Inc., Diamond Foods Inc., UST, Inc., Swift & Co. and Cott Corporation. Mr. Silcock served on the Board of Directors of Pinnacle Foods Inc. for more than ten years until its sale to Conagra in 2018. His early career was highlighted by an 18-year tenure in positions of increasing responsibility at Campbell Soup Company. Mr. Silcock is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Cost & Management Accountants.
Svend Andersen
Executive Vice President and President, Consumer Healthcare International
Svend Andersen
Mr. Andersen was named Executive Vice President and President, Consumer Healthcare International in February 2017. Prior to joining Perrigo, Mr. Andersen served as Executive Vice President – Europe for LEO-Pharma. Prior to that, he led Hospira, Inc.’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (“EMEA”) business, was responsible for the Western European division’s pharmaceuticals, generics, OTC and hospital products businesses at Actavis, and also led Alpharma’s EMEA businesses prior to its acquisition by Actavis.
James E. Dillard III
Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer
Paul Weninger
James E. Dillard III was named Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer in January 2019. Mr. Dillard joined Perrigo from Altria Group, Inc., where he served as Senior Vice President, Research, Development and Sciences and Chief Innovation Officer. During his tenure with Altria Group, Mr. Dillard led the creation of the Regulatory Affairs function in 2009 and also served as Chief Innovation Officer for Altria Client Services and Senior Vice President of Research, Development & Regulatory Affairs, for Altria Group. He held science and technology leadership roles with U. S. Smokeless Tobacco Company (USSTC), an Altria Group Inc. operating company, from 2001 to 2009. Mr. Dillard worked for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) between 1987 and 2001, as Director of the Division of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Devices, as well as in various leadership roles in the Center for Devices and Radiological Health and the Office of Device Evaluation.
Tom Farrington
Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Tom Farrington
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.
Ron Janish
Executive Vice President of Global Operations and Supply Chain
Ron Janish
Ronald Janish was named Executive Vice President of Global Operations and Supply Chain in October of 2015. He served as Senior Vice President of International and RX Operations from 2012 until 2015 and as Managing Director of Perrigo’s Australian operations from 2010 to 2012. Previously he held Senior Vice President roles for Perrigo in International Market Development, China Business Development and Global Procurement. Prior to joining Perrigo in 2003, Mr. Janish held multiple senior level roles in global procurement for Nalco Chemicals and GE Plastics.
Todd W. Kingma
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Todd Kingma
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
Sharon Kochan
Executive Vice President and President, Rx Pharmaceuticals
Sharon Kochan
Mr. Kochan was named Executive Vice President and President, Rx Pharmaceuticals in October 2018. He served as Executive Vice President and General Manager, International from August 2012 through October 2018. He previously held the positions of Executive Vice President, General Manager of Rx Pharmaceuticals from March 2007 to August 2012 and 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.
Jim Michaud
Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO)
Jim Michaud
James Michaud was named Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) of Perrigo in August of 2016. Immediately prior to Perrigo, Jim was President of Human Resources Strategies, a consulting company focused on providing business based human resource strategies to a wide variety of companies in multiple industries. He has also taught human resources at the prestigious School of Human Resources and Labor Relations at Michigan State University. His corporate career spanned senior human resource roles in Alcoa, Arcelor Mittal Steel, and most recently, Cliffs Natural Resources, where he served as EVP, CHRO from 2010 to 2014. He is a member of the Michigan State University School of Human Resources Advisory Board, and the Advisory Board of the Global Employment Institute.
Jeff Needham
Executive Vice President and President, Consumer Healthcare Americas
Jeff Needham
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.
Grainne Quinn
Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Grainne Quinn
Grainne Quinn was named Executive Vice President in July 2016 and has served as Chief Medical Officer since November 2015. Prior to that she served as Vice President and Head of Global Patient Safety from January 2014 until November 2015. Dr. Quinn was Vice President and Head of Global Pharmacovigilance and Risk Management in Elan from April 2009 until December 2013 when the Company acquired Elan. Previously she had held various medical roles in Quintiles. Dr. Quinn was Board Certified in Internal Medicine in 1995 and practiced in the United States for several years prior to joining the pharmaceutical industry.
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