Hendrickson Named Chair-Elect of CHPA

Perrigo executive VP, general manager, tapped to lead trade association

Washington, D.C. (November 22, 2005)—John T. Hendrickson, executive vice president and general manager, Perrigo Consumer Healthcare, Perrigo Company, was chosen to be chair-elect of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) by the Association’s Board of Directors at CHPA’s Board of Directors meeting last week. Hendrickson will succeed the current chair, Timothy G. Hayes, senior vice president and region head, North America, Bayer HealthCare LLC, in 2006.

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.

"As the Association prepares for a landmark anniversary year, John will serve as an incredible asset as we promote the increasingly vital role of nonprescription medicines and nutritional supplements in today’s healthcare system," said CHPA President Linda A. Suydam, D.P.A. "His expertise and experience will be invaluable as CHPA continues its commitment to researching, educating, and promoting improved quality healthcare throughout this country."

Hendrickson joined Perrigo in 1989 and has held numerous positions of increasing responsibility from operations to supply chain to sales. Prior to attaining his present position, 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 124-year-old trade association representing U.S. manufacturers and distributors of over-the-counter medicines and nutritional supplement products.