NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Johnson & Johnson is hiring a Bayer Group executive for a new position overseeing J&J's troubled consumer health and manufacturing operations, as well as information technology.
It's the first big executive move by J&J's new CEO, Alex Gorsky, who is working on fixing a host of quality, legal and ethical problems.
New Brunswick, N.J.-based Johnson & Johnson says that Sandra E. Peterson, the chief executive of Bayer CropScience, will join J&J on Dec. 1. Peterson has been in that job for two years. Before that, she was chief executive of Bayer Medical Care and president of the Diabetes Care Division of Bayer HealthCare.
Gorsky has said his priorities include restoring quality and ending recalls in the company's consumer health business and rounding out the executive team.