Hendrickson Elected Board Chair of CHPA

Perrigo executive VP, general manager assumes association's lead role

Washington, D.C. (March 17, 2006)—John T. Hendrickson, executive vice president and general manager, Perrigo Consumer Healthcare, Perrigo Company, was elected chair of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) by the Association’s Board of Directors at the CHPA’s Annual Executive Conference earlier this week. Hendrickson succeeds Timothy G. Hayes, senior vice president and region head, North America, Bayer HealthCare LLC, in 2006, who will now serve as immediate past chair.

Hendrickson was elected to the CHPA Board of Directors and the Executive Committee in 2004. He was elected vice chair and appointed Finance Committee chair in 2005.

"We are fortunate to have the benefit of John’s expertise and experience as CHPA continues its commitment to improved access to quality healthcare throughout this country," said CHPA President Linda A. Suydam, D.P.A. "His dedication and tenacity will serve this association and the consumer health industry, as well, as we work to expand the role of over-the-counter medicines and nutritional supplements in the healthcare arena."

Hendrickson joined Perrigo in 1989 and has held numerous positions of increasing responsibility from operations to supply chain to sales. Perrigo Company is the world’s largest manufacturer of private-label OTC medicines, and nutritional products, and is based in Allegan, Michigan. Prior to attaining his present position at Perrigo, he held the title of executive vice president of operations. Before joining Perrigo, he worked for The Procter & Gamble Company in product and consumer research.

Hendrickson serves on the National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ Advisory Board and the Michigan Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. He also serves on the boards of two charitable organizations which help provide education and opportunities for youth in southwest Michigan. Hendrickson received degrees from Hope College and the University of Michigan, and received an MBA from the University of Notre Dame. He resides in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with his wife and four children.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Photo of John Hendrickson is available upon request.

Contacts: Elizabeth Assey and Virginia Cox, 202.429.9260


CHPA is the 125-year-old trade association representing U.S. manufacturers and distributors of over-the-counter medicines and nutritional supplement products.