J&J CEO addresses quality

The CEO of Johnson & Johnson said the company is reorganizing its manufacturing unit and creating a new position to ensure quality production, following the recall of children's medicines and the temporary closure of a plant.

The CEO of Johnson & Johnson said the company is reorganizing its manufacturing unit and creating a new position to ensure quality production, following the recall of children's medicines and the temporary closure of a plant.

Ajit Shetty, a corporate VP and company veteran, will oversee manufacturing and quality control for J&J and each of the company's business units will have chief quality officers reporting to Shetty.

The recalls, which came out of the company's McNeil division, have damaged J&J's reputation, which was long considered the gold standard for how should companies handle a crisis.

Larry Smith, president of the Institute for Crisis Management, told The Associated Press the move is a logical step for the company. What's next, he told the news service, is the need for J&J to talk to investors, consumers, and employees about the direction the company is headed in.

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