Henry W. Gadsden
Merck & Company
1965–1975
Merck & Company
1965–1975
Gadsden presided over a massive period of growth for Merck & Company. A strong believer in the power of research and development, he increased spending in this area four fold during his tenure – from $32 million to $125 million. Under his leadership, Merck’s revenues and earnings quadrupled reaching $1 billion and $225 million, respectively.

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