Former Pfizer Attorney Joins Perrigo Company As Vice President & General Counsel
Perrigo Company (NASDAQ: PRGO) announced today that Todd Kingma has joined the company as Vice President & General Counsel, replacing Jack Nichols who will be retiring next year after 10 years as General Counsel and 20 years as outside counsel to Perrigo while a partner of Law, Weathers & Richardson of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Mr. Kingma comes to Perrigo from Pharmacia, now Pfizer Inc., where he spent 12 years in a variety of legal assignments including Vice President & Associate General Counsel. He was responsible for all legal matters of the Pharmacia Global Specialty Operations, which included the Animal Health, Consumer Healthcare, Diagnostic, and bulk chemical and contract manufacturing businesses. Before joining Pharmacia, Kingma was an attorney with Dykema Gossett in Grand Rapids.
"While we will miss Jack and his valuable counsel and contributions over the past 30 years, we are fortunate to welcome an individual of Todd's caliber in this key position," said Perrigo Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, David T. Gibbons.
"Todd's knowledge of the regulatory and legal environments will serve us well as we implement our growth strategies and product development in the over-the-counter and generic prescription drug markets. During the next few months, Todd and Jack will work together with our legal department to ensure a smooth transition of our legal counsel," stated Gibbons.
Perrigo Company is the nation's largest manufacturer of over-the-counter (non-prescription) pharmaceutical and nutritional products sold by supermarket, drug, and mass merchandise chains under their own labels. The Company's products include over-the-counter pharmaceuticals such as analgesics, cough and cold remedies, gastrointestinal, and feminine hygiene products, and nutritional products, such as vitamins, nutritional supplements and nutritional drinks. Visit Perrigo on the Internet (www.perrigo.com ).
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