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Former Perrigo VP-Commercial Development Carl Johnson named president, drug delivery technology firm announces July 18. Johnson was responsible for private labeler's procurement of new products, technologies and contract manufacturing services. He also spent 15 years at J&J, directing national launch of Acuvue disposable contact lenses. Johnson succeeds Gary Kehoe, who became a Wrigley Healthcare employee upon the July 20 closing of its purchase of Gum Tech's gum manufacturing operations (1"The Tan Sheet" March 19, In Brief)
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