J&J's consumer group chair announces retirement

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. Johnson & Johnson on Thursday reported that Colleen Goggins, worldwide chairman of the company's consumer group, has announced her retirement from the company effective March 1, 2011.

“Throughout her tenure, Colleen has demonstrated our commitment to our consumers and our people, and has made major contributions to our success,” stated Bill Weldon, J&J chairman and CEO. “We thank Colleen for her dedication and extraordinary service, and wish her all the best in the years to come.”

Goggins joined Johnson & Johnson in 1981, and became president of J&J Canada in 1992; president of Personal Products Co., U.S. in 1994; and president of J&J Consumer in 1995. She was promoted to company group chairman in 1998. Goggins assumed her current position as a member of the executive committee in June 2001.

Weldon acknowledged that Goggins is among the group of executives that have led the effort to formulate and implement the remediation plan regarding the quality issues at McNeil. “In light of Colleen's decision to retire, I am pleased that we have a clear remediation plan in place, and we will work together to ensure a smooth transition of her responsibilities,” Weldon said.

 

Both Weldon and Goggins recently were invited to testify on those quality issues for a Sept. 30 hearing hosted by the House of Representatives' Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.