Perrigo names new trade promotion manager
ALLEGAN, Mich. — Perrigo on Friday named Lynden Johncock to the post of trade promotion manager with the sales department. In this combined marketing and sales role, Johncock will act as a liaison between customers and Perrigo to ensure effective exchange of ideas for business and product line growth.
Johncock brings to Perrigo nine years of experience as a sales and marketing professional, delivering revenue and profit gains within the appliance industry. Johncock’s areas of experience include sales territory management, key account development, effective relationship building, program development and team leadership.
Johncock earned a bachelor’s of business administration in marketing from the Haworth College of Business at Western Michigan University.
Perrigo is adding more than 100 new positions in areas all across the company to help keep pace with the company’s success and growth, the company stated.
Erica Mann to lead Bayer’s Consumer Care division
LEVERKUSEN, Germany — Erica Mann has been named the new head of Bayer HealthCare’s Consumer Care division and member of the Bayer HealthCare executive committee. She will join the company March 14.
“Over the past 25 years, Mann has become noted in the industry for her strong record of delivering business results,” stated Jörg Reinhardt, Bayer chairman. “Her outstanding experience and insights will further enable [the consumer care division] to take advantage of the sustained growth forecast for the OTC market.”
Mann succeeds Gary Balkema, who has decided to retire. Mann most recently served as president and GM of Pfizer Nutritional Health, and was a member of the Pfizer senior management team.
Mann joined Pfizer upon its acquisition of Wyeth, where as SVP nutrition she helped establish the shape and strategic direction of the new nutrition business unit, and, as managing director, Wyeth Australia & New Zealand, introduced a range of significant medicines and nutritionals. She also led Wyeth’s Pharmaceutical business in South Africa for more than a decade as managing director and CEO.
Mann, born in Vereeniging, South Africa, holds an undergraduate degree in analytical chemistry and a marketing management diploma from the Institute of Marketing Management in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Welch promoted to VP scientific and regulatory affairs at NPA
WASHINGTON — The Natural Products Association on Wednesday announced the promotion of Cara Welch to VP scientific and regulatory affairs.
“Welch has been a major contributor to achieving the success of both our Natural Seal and GMP certification programs, and she is the perfect choice to lead this department,” stated John Gay, NPA executive director and CEO. “The NPA Natural Seal has been a huge success, with nearly 600 certifications since its launch in 2008.”
In her new role, Welch will oversee the NPA’s quality assurance programs, including good manufacturing practices certification and the NPA Natural Seal. She also will advise NPA members on regulatory, safety, nutrition and health issues, and will be responsible for assisting natural product industry members to implement policies in response to government initiatives in the regulatory arena and for working with officials in the Food and Drug Administration and other agencies whose actions have a direct impact on the natural products industry.
Prior to joining the NPA, Welch studied at the Department of Medicinal Chemistry at Rutgers University. Welch earned her M.S. in chemistry from the University of Iowa and her B.A. in chemistry from Dordt College. She is a member of the American Chemical Society and the American Society of Pharmacognosy, and serves as a peer-reviewer for editorial boards.