Robert E. Campbell
Vice Chairman; Johnson & Johnson
Robert E. Campbell spent 40 years at Johnson & Johnson before retiring in 1995 as vice chairman. He earned his MBA from Rutgers on a part-time basis while rising through the ranks at J&J. He held various positions in financial management and systems planning, and was named treasurer and a director in 1976. In succeeding years, his responsibilities continued to increase, and, in 1985, he was appointed vice chairman. Under his watch, the company introduced major professional medical devices including disposable contact lenses, endo surgery instruments and cardio-vascular stents. Campbell helped J&J grow from a $240 million dollar domestic company that focused primarily on consumer products to a $30 billion dollar international corporation focused on pharmaceuticals and professional devices.
Recognized: June 19, 2002