Johnson and Johnson Executive Wengel Named to Labcorp Board of Directors
26 March 2021 - - US-based life sciences company Labcorp (NYSE: LH) has appointed Kathryn Wengel, current executive vice president and chief global supply chain officer at US-based healthcare company Johnson and Johnson (NYSE: JNJ), as an independent member of Labcorp's board of directors, effective immediately, Labcorp said.

In connection with this appointment, the Labcorp Board will expand from nine to 10 directors.

Wengel brings healthcare and operations experience and global business expertise, with more than three decades of experience in leadership positions within Johnson and Johnson.

She currently serves on Johnson and Johnson's Executive Committee as executive vice president and Chief Supply Chain officer.

Wengel is responsible for all aspects of the development and implementation of Johnson and Johnson's global Supply Chain, as well as its Quality and Compliance, Procurement, Environmental Health and Safety, Sustainability and Engineering and Property Services functions.

As executive vice president, Chief Global Supply Chain officer, Wengel leads a team of more than 56,000 people globally across Johnson and Johnson's three business segments: Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices and Consumer Health.

Prior to this role, she served in a variety of leadership positions with increasing responsibilities since joining Johnson and Johnson in 1988. In 2009, she co-led the design of Johnson and Johnson's enterprise Supply Chain and Quality operating model and subsequently served as the company's first Chief Quality officer.

She also serves as an executive sponsor for both Johnson and Johnson's Women's Leadership and Inclusion Initiative and its Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design program.

In addition to her role at Johnson and Johnson, Wengel serves as chairman of the board of GS1 Global, an organization that sets and maintains standards regarding the exchange of critical business data for global commerce.

Wengel is also a member of the Executive Committee of the National Association of Manufacturers in the US. She also serves on the Executive advisory board for Gartner's Supply Chain practice and is a member of Supply Chain 50.

In 2019, Wengel was recognized with the Distinguished Service Award by the Council of Supply Management Professionals (CSCMP) and was inducted into the Supply Chain Hall of Fame.

Labcorp has over 70,000 employees, and serves clients in more than 100 countries.