Members of Perrigo's Board of Directors
Laurie Brlas, 57, has been a director of Perrigo since August 2003 and was appointed Chairman of the Board in April 2016. Ms. Brlas served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Newmont Mining Corporation from September 2013 until October 2016. She previously served as Executive Vice President and President of Global Operations of Cliffs Natural Resources, Inc., the largest producer of iron ore pellets in North America, from October 2012 through July 2013, as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2008 through September 2012, as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer from 2007 to 2008, and as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer from 2006 to 2007. Prior to that Ms. Brlas served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of STERIS Corporation, a provider of healthcare products, from 2000 through 2006. From 1995 through 2000, Ms. Brlas held various positions with Office Max, Inc., most recently as Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller. Ms. Brlas also served as a director for Nova Chemicals from September 2008 to July 2009.
Gary M. Cohen, 56, has been a director of Perrigo since January 2003. Since 2006, he has served as Executive Vice President of Becton, Dickinson and Company (“BD”), a provider of medical supplies, devices, laboratory equipment and diagnostic systems. He also served as President of BD Medical, one of three business segments of BD, from 1999 until 2006. Mr. Cohen has been an executive officer of BD in various capacities since 1996. Mr. Cohen presently serves as a director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Foundation; vice chair of the board of the United States Fund for UNICEF; a director of the Accordia Global Health Foundation; a director and acting CEO of GBCHealth; a director and founder of Together for Girls, Inc.; a director of the Federal Drug Agents Foundation; a vice chair of the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy’s Office for Financing the Health-Related Millennium Development Goals; and chairperson of the CDC Corporate Roundtable.
John T. Hendrickson, 53, has served as Chief Executive Officer of Perrigo since April 2016. He served as Perrigo’s President from October 2015 until April 2016. He was formerly Executive Vice President, Global Operations & Supply Chain of Perrigo Company from March 2007 to October 2015; Executive Vice President and General Manager of Perrigo Consumer Healthcare from 2003 to 2007; Executive Vice President – Operations from 1999 to 2003; Vice President of Manufacturing from 1996 to 1999; Vice President of Customer Service from 1995 to 1996; Director of Engineering from 1993 to 1995; and Process Engineering Manager from 1989 to 1993. Previously, Mr. Hendrickson held a leadership position working for Procter & Gamble.
Ellen R. Hoffing, 58, has been a director of Perrigo since July 2008. Ms. Hoffing served as Chief Operating Officer and Co-President of Neos Therapeutics, a privately held specialty pharmaceutical company that focuses on extended release liquid and orally disintegrating tablet drug development, from September 2009 until April 2014. From 2006 until September 2009, she served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Applied NeuroSolutions, Inc., a development stage biopharmaceutical company focused on diagnostics and therapeutics for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. She has also served as Chairman of Applied NeuroSolutions’ Board of Directors from 2007 to January 2011 and served as a director since 2006. Ms. Hoffing’s extensive experience in the pharmaceutical industry includes senior positions at American Pharmaceutical Partners, in 2005, Baxter Healthcare, from 2002 to 2005, and G.D. Searle, from 1983 to 2000.
Michael J. Jandernoa, 65, has been a director of Perrigo since January 1981. He served as Perrigo’s Chief Executive Officer from 1988 to 2000 and as Chairman of the Board from 1991 to 2003. Mr. Jandernoa also previously served in various other executive capacities with Perrigo since 1979. He is a general partner of 42North Partners (f/k/a Bridge Street Capital Fund 1, LLP); was a director of Fifth Third Bank – West Michigan, a Michigan banking corporation, from 2004 to December 2009; and a director of Steelcase, Inc., a manufacturer of casegood products and furniture systems for the office furniture industry, from 2002 to March 2010. He currently serves as First Vice Chair of the Business Leaders of Michigan, Inc. Mr. Jandernoa also serves on several private company and non-profit boards.
Gary K. Kunkle, Jr., 68, has been a director of Perrigo since October 2002 and has served as Lead Independent Director from August 2007 to August 2008 and since August 2009. Mr. Kunkle served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DENTSPLY International Inc., a manufacturer and marketer of products for the professional dental market, from 2004 until his retirement in 2006. He previously served as President and Chief Operating Officer of DENTSPLY from 1997 to 2003. He also was a director of that company from 2002 to 2006. From 1994 to 1996, he served as President of Vistakon, a division of Johnson & Johnson.
Herman Morris, Jr., 64, has been a director of Perrigo since December 1999. Since October 2009, he has been City Attorney of the City of Memphis. From 2006 to October 2009, he was in the private practice of law in Memphis, Tennessee. In 2006, Mr. Morris served as Vice President and General Counsel of Pinnacle Airlines. Mr. Morris was a partner in the Baker, Donaldson, Bearman, Caldwell and Berkowitz law firm in Memphis, Tennessee from 2004 to 2006. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division from 1997 until 2004. Prior to that, Mr. Morris was General Counsel of Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division. Mr. Morris also serves on several private company and non-profit boards.
Donal O'Connor, 64, has been a director of Perrigo since November 2014 and was previously a director of Elan Corporation, plc from May 2008 until Perrigo’s acquisition of Elan in December 2013. During Mr. O’Connor’s tenure on Elan’s board of directors, he served on Elan’s Audit and Leadership, Development and Compensation Committees. He was previously a senior partner of Pricewaterhouse Coopers in Ireland from 1995 until 2007. He was also a member of Pricewaterhouse Coopers’ Global Board from 2003 to 2008 and was a former chairman of the Eurofirms Board. From December 2008 to May 2012, Mr. O’Connor served as a director for Readymix plc, an Irish concrete manufacturer and supplier, also serving on its audit and remuneration committees. From December 2008 to June 2010, Mr. O’Connor served as Chairman of Anglo Irish Bank plc. Mr. O’Connor holds directorships in a number of private Irish companies.
Geoffrey M. Parker, 52, has been a director of Perrigo since November 2016. Mr. Parker previously served as Chief Financial Officer of Anacor Pharmaceuticals from September 2010 to May 2015. From 1997 to 2009, Mr. Parker led the West Coast Healthcare Investment Banking practice at Goldman Sachs, where he advised leading companies in the biotechnology, life science tools and medical device industries. Mr. Parker currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Genomic Health, Sunesis Pharmaceuticals and ChemoCentryx.
Theodore R. Samuels, 61, has been a director of Perrigo since January, 2017. Mr. Samuels previously served as President of Capital Guardian Trust Company, a Capital Group company, from 2010 to 2016. Mr. Samuels was an equity analyst and portfolio manager at Capital Group from 1981 to 2016. He served on many management and investment committees within Capital during his tenure. Mr. Samuels has also been a director of Stamps.com since January 2017.
Shlomo Yanai, 63, has been a director of Perrigo since November 2015. He served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., a global pharmaceutical company, from March 2007 to May 2012. He has been an independent director of Quinpario Acquisition Corp. 2 since November 2014; a director and Non-Executive Chairman of Cambrex Corporation since November 2012; and a Chairman at Protalix since July 2014. Mr. Yanai was previously a director of Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc., from April 2015 to November 2016; and was previously a director Lumenis Ltd. from December 2012 until October 2015. He is also a member of the International Advisory Board of the MBA program of Ben-Gurion University as well as an honorary member of the board of the University’s Institute for Policy and Strategy of the Interdisciplinary Center. Mr. Yanai also served 32 years with the Israeli Defense forces, retiring in 2001 with the rank of Major General.