CORONA, Calif., July 28 Watson Pharmaceuticals,Inc. (NYSE: WPI), a leading specialty pharmaceutical company, today announcedthe appointment of Clare Carmichael as Senior Vice President, Human Resources.Ms. Carmichael's appointment follows the planned retirement of long-timeindustry professional, Susan Skara, Senior Vice President, Human Resources.
Ms. Carmichael brings to Watson more than 25 years of human resourcesexperience within the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and financeindustries, with particular focus in the areas of global human resourcesstrategy, integrations, leadership development and driving high-performance,cultural change initiatives. As Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Ms.Carmichael will be responsible for all of the Company's human resourcesstrategies and operations and will play a key role in supporting Watson as itevolves into a globally dynamic competitor. She will report directly to PaulBisaro, Watson's President and Chief Executive Officer.
"We are extremely pleased to welcome Clare into the Watson organization,"said Paul Bisaro. "Her wide-ranging experience and past success in ourindustry will be a tremendous asset as we continue to position Watson forfuture growth."
Ms. Carmichael joins Watson following her position as Vice President,Global Human Resources for the Schering-Plough Research Institute, where shesuccessfully led the transition of their Research and Development operationfrom a domestic organization to a global organization of 8,000 R&Dprofessionals worldwide following the merger with Organon Biosciences.Previously, Ms. Carmichael was Vice President, Human Resources for EyetechPharmaceuticals Inc., serving as the lead human resources executive for theinnovative biopharmaceutical company as it moved to post-IPO and commercialphases of development. Ms. Carmichael also had human resources leadershipresponsibility for the U.S. Pharmaceutical business at Pharmacia Corporation.Prior to her pharmaceutical experience, Ms. Carmichael was Senior VicePresident, Human Resources at The CIT Group, Inc.
Ms. Carmichael received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from RiderUniversity, New Jersey, has completed the University of Michigan HumanResources Executive Program, and holds numerous professional certifications.
About Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc., headquartered in Corona, CA, is a leadingspecialty pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures, markets, sellsand distributes brand and generic pharmaceutical products. Watson pursues agrowth strategy combining internal product development, strategic alliancesand collaborations and synergistic acquisitions of products and businesses.
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