Perrigo names new CEO
Perrigo on Monday announced the appointment of Uwe Röhrhoff as CEO, effective Jan. 15, following the retirement of John Hendrickson.
"I look forward to working with Perrigo's experienced management team, who have been instrumental in positioning the company's consumer OTC and prescription pharmaceutical businesses to capitalize on current trends in the market," Röhrhoff said. "I have long admired Perrigo's operational excellence and its mission to deliver high-quality, affordable healthcare products that improve the lives of patients and families. I see great opportunity to leverage the company's unique asset base and to lead its talented employees to deliver enhanced value for shareholders. Perrigo's core values resonate with me deeply, and I look forward to leading this organization into its next stage of evolution."
"The board of directors is excited to announce the appointment of Uwe as president and CEO," stated Laurie Brlas Perrigo chairman. "Uwe brings a strong track record of operational excellence, strategic growth and healthcare supply chain management. As the CEO of Gerresheimer, a publicly-traded international manufacturer for the global pharmaceutical and healthcare industries, Uwe's transformative strategic vision and focus on operational excellence enhanced the company's leading market positions and created significant value for shareholders of approximately 225% in total shareholder return as CEO. We are confident that his leadership style and industry, financial and operational expertise are the right fit for Perrigo. We are grateful to John for his passionate leadership and contributions to the company over the past 28 years. John has been a trusted leader, a great colleague and a friend to many, and we value his continued guidance as Uwe transitions into his new role."
Röhrhoff has more than 25 years of experience with Gerresheimer, which generated approximately $1.7 billion in revenue in 2016. He began his career with Gerresheimer in 1991, steadily advancing within the organization to serve in a number of key leadership roles in Europe and North America.
Röhrhoff was appointed to build out the company's business in the United States (1996-1998) and head the American subsidiary Gerresheimer Glass (2001-2010). He served as an executive board member (2003-2017), responsible for two of the company's three business units, and CEO (2010-2017) of Gerresheimer until his retirement in August 2017.
Hendrickson will resign as CEO and board member on Jan. 15 and will remain with the company until March 15 to ensure a smooth and successful transition.
Not their mom’s skin care regimen
Tampax and HBFIT founder announce #GetInMotion campaign
Procter & Gamble's Tampax has announced a partnership with HBFIT founder Hannah Bronfman on a campaign titled #GetInMotion. This newly unveiled collaboration is aimed towards inspiring women to find a personal fitness routine that will keep them active all year long, the company said.
“Tampax is on a mission to ensure that women feel protected so they can #GetInMotion and keep moving every day of the month,” Amanda Hill, Tampax brand director, said. “Women don’t have to wreck their resolutions this year and can stay active thanks to Tampax Pearl Active’s superior MotionFit Protection that moves with their bodies to help stop period leaks no matter the activity they choose.”
Tampons from the Cincinnati-based brand are designed with MotionFit Protection, which forms to a woman’s unique shape for 100% leak-free workouts. Products also are available in a variety of absorbencies, have a re-designed packaging and are available for purchase at all major retailers throughout the nation.
“Did you know that 80% of New Year’s Resolutions fail by February 1st? If your resolution is fitness related in 2018, stay consistent, be active and keep moving,” Bronfman, said. “It takes 21 days to form a habit, and that means in just one month you can create an active routine you can stick to this year. This also means you will need to push through your period and keep moving throughout that week. It’s important to have period protection like Tampax Pearl Active that moves with your body for up to 100% Leak-Free workouts so you can walk, pulse, run and bend all month long.”
In addition, Tampax Pearl has announced plans to work with 24 Hour Fitness clubs nationwide to put tampons to the test during the month of January. Guests will be able to sample Tampax Pearl Active tampons with MotionFit Protection in the women’s locker rooms.