Perrigo hires a manager and a director

Perrigo Co. has hired a new manager of finance operations and a director of sourcing for the North American procurement group.

Jay Johnson has been hired as Manager, Operations Finance to support the global procurement team. Johnson will coordinate the global materials budgeting and purchasing, as well as make recommendations on spending.

Johnson has nine years of corporate experience in food, retail, and healthcare industries. He previously served in the U.S. Navy for six years where he managed the upkeep, maintenance, and calibration of all electronic communication, detection, surface search, and navigation equipment. He was stationed in San Diego, Ca. and traveled to over 20 different countries.

Johnson earned a bachelor’s degree in science finance, magna cum laude, from Governors State University. He earned his MBA in corporate finance from Ohio State University. He also attended Franklin University where he earned his master’s in marketing and communications. He is from Rocky Mount, N.C. and currently lives in Kalamazoo.

Keith Pappert has been hired as Director of Sourcing for the North American procurement group.

Pappert will provide strategic direction and oversight for Perrigo’s direct material sourcing function. This includes identification, selection, and life cycle management of a global supply base to support the Rx, OTC and nutritional business units for all domestic Perrigo sites.

He has 20 years of related experience.  For the past eight years, Pappert was the director of sourcing for a North American-based store brand personal care products provider. He previously held various procurement and supply chain positions in the consumer products and chemical distribution industries.

Pappert earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Missouri and his MBA from Southern Illinois University.  Keith is from St. Louis, Mo. and is relocating from Glen Carbon, Ill. to West Michigan for this position.

Source: Perrigo Co. PLC