GSK announces VP sales Clark Brown departure

PITTSBURGH — GlaxoSmithKline on Thursday announced that 25-year veteran Clark Brown, VP sales at GSK Consumer Healthcare, will be leaving the organization effective Sept. 2.

“Clark has been a valuable team member throughout his many years with GSK, and his passion and effective leadership of the U.S. consumer sales team has been critical to the success of our business,” stated Colin Mackenzie, president GSK Consumer Healthcare North America.

“GSK has been a great company to be part of, and I am proud to have had the opportunity to work alongside so many outstanding people," said Brown, who is departing the company to pursue opportunities outside of the organization. "I want to extend my deepest appreciation to those I have built partnerships with over the years, both internal and external, that have made me proud to be a part of this industry.”

Brown was named VP field sales in January 2005 and then became VP U.S. sales in January 2010. He was responsible for the customer sales force in the United States. Brown initially joined SmithKline Beecham in 1986 as a territory manager, and throughout his tenure he has held several internal positions and senior management sales positions. During his time with GSK, Brown played a key role in five Rx-to-OTC switches and created the first U.S. customer segmentation model.

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