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Old 12-22-2007, 05:01 AM
DutchPhil DutchPhil is offline
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James E. Burke was the chief executive officer (CEO) of Johnson & Johnson from 1976 to 1989, a company for which he worked at for forty years.

Burke was born on February 28, 1925, in Rutland, Vermont. He earned his BA at the College of the Holy Cross in 1947 and his MBA from the Harvard Business School in 1949.

Burke is credited for the growth of Johnson & Johnson to its current size and prominence, but he is perhaps best known for his crisis management in 1982, when it was found that Tylenol capsules had been poisoned with cyanide.

According to a Fortune article, Burke's "defining moment" actually came six years earlier when he challenged his fellow executives to either recommit to the company credo or "tear it off the wall."

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Following his retirement, he was made chairman emeritus of the Partnership for a Drug-Free America (PDFA), his work for which lead US president Bill Clinton to award him the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States. Fortune magazine named him as one of the ten greatest CEOs of all time and he has a membership in the National Business Hall of Fame.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_E._Burke


http://www.holycross.edu/departments/publi...01_01Winter.pdf

http://www.google.com/search?num=100&h...1947+holy+cross
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