Perrigo appoints James Dillard as Chief Scientific Officer
Perrigo Company announced that James Dillard has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer. In this new role, Jim will be responsible for providing global oversight and coordination of Perrigo's Research & Development, Quality, Regulatory and Innovation efforts. He will report to President and CEO, Murray S. Kessler. Jim is joining Perrigo from Altria Group, where he served as Senior Vice President, Research, Development and Sciences and Chief Innovation Officer. In this role, he led the product development, regulatory sciences and engineering functions, as well as execution of the organization's innovation framework and strategies. Jim also led the manufacturing, science and technology functions for U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company, part of the Altria organization.