SUMMIT, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) today announced the election of John Weiland to its Board of Directors. Mr. Weiland has over 30 years in the healthcare industry and was most recently the President and Chief Operating Officer of C. R. Bard, Inc. (Bard), with worldwide responsibility for all of Bard's business operations prior to it being acquired by Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) in December 2017.
Mr. Weiland joined Bard in 1996. Prior to becoming President and COO, Mr. Weiland held the position of Group President of Bard and had global responsibility for Bard Medical Division, Bard Urological Division, Davol Inc., Bard Endoscopic Technologies Division and Bard's Worldwide Manufacturing Operations. In addition, Mr. Weiland also had responsibility for Bard's businesses in Latin America, Mexico, Canada, the Far East and Japan. Mr. Weiland served as a director of Bard since 2005 and prior to it being acquired by BD.
Mr. Weiland started his career at Baxter/American Hospital Supply Corporation in 1977. He rose through numerous managerial positions including Vice President and General Manager of the Scientific Products Biomedical Division, Vice President and General Manager of Baxter International - Scientific Products Division, and Vice President East American Scientific Products Division of Baxter Healthcare Corp. In 1989, he became President and Chief Executive Officer of Pharmacia Diagnostics, Inc., a division of Pharmacia AB Upsala Sweden. In 1991, he was named Senior Vice President North America Group for Dentsply International, the world's leading dental products manufacturer. He holds a B.S. from DeSales University and earned an M.B.A. from New York University.
In addition to his professional activities, Mr. Weiland is actively involved in civic affairs. In 1987, he was named a White House Fellow and served as a Special Assistant to President Reagan's Cabinet. Mr. Weiland is a 2012 recipient of the prestigious Horatio Alger Award. He serves as a director of the Horatio Alger Association, the National Committee for Quality Health Care (NCQHC), Meridian Health System and West Pharmaceutical Services. He also served as a member of the Board of Trustees of DeSales University for nineteen years.
“John is an accomplished leader in the healthcare industry with significant expertise and experience across therapeutic areas and geographies,” said Mark Alles, Chairman and CEO of Celgene Corporation. “His leadership and insight will help to inform and direct Celgene’s long-term growth strategy.”
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