| J&J's secret weapon Sandra Peterson has turned around company's troubled consumer unit
The Star-Ledger (Newark, New Jersey), July 20, 2014 Sunday
To fix Johnson & Johnson's disgraced consumer unit, Sandra Peterson took a gamble, jettisoning several well-known brands, including K-Y Jelly, to concentrate on big sellers such as the pain pill Tylenol. Doing so, she believed, would allow J&J to sharpen quality controls for the remaining products and put more effort into boosting their sales globally. Now, 18 months after Peterson arrived as the highest-ranked outsider ever hired by J&J, she insists that change, and others, are reviving a unit...