Friday, July 2, 2010

From a junior salesman to a CEO of Johnson & Johnson

Here's an inspirational story of a man who started working for Johnson & Johnson as a junior salesman and climbed his way to the top. 

Richard B. Sellars, a former chairman and chief executive of Johnson & Johnson passed away last week.  He was 94.

Here's a snippet from the New York Times article:
Joining the company in 1939 as a junior salesman for its new Ortho Pharmaceutical division, Mr. Sellars worked for Johnson & Johnson for 40 years. He became the company’s chairman and chief executive in 1973, the second person outside of the founding Johnson family to head the health care conglomerate.
You can read more here on the J&J website.

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