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Ralph S. Larsen

Johnson & Johnson Company

1989 - 2002

Healthcare

1980 b. 1938
male
EducationOneDegree
UndergraduateHofstra University
Personal
Born-Died1938
BirthplaceNew York (NY)
RaceWhite
FatherLaborer, Skilled
Era - 1980

Larsen reorganized J&J and managed its costs in order to improve its efficiency and reduce operating expenses. Between 1994-1999, the annual operating costs were reduced by $2 billion, which enabled J&J to compete aggressively in the personal care market. During the last several years of his tenure, Larsen has produced a consecutive string of 25% shareholder return rates.