Kathy Wengel is Executive Vice President & Chief Global Supply Chain Officer for Johnson & Johnson, and a member of the company’s Executive Committee. A strong developer of globally diverse teams, she leads a Supply Chain organization that brings more than 350,000 healthcare products to consumers and patients around the world, and fulfills more than 100,000 customer orders every day.
Kathy has direct responsibility for all aspects of Supply Chain across Johnson & Johnson’s three business sectors: Consumer, Medical Devices and Pharmaceuticals. This includes ~45% of Johnson & Johnson’s global workforce, and includes responsibility for Supply Chain strategy and deployment, planning, sourcing, manufacturing (internal and external), distribution and customer service. She also has corporatewide responsibility for the functions of Quality & Compliance; Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability; and Engineering & Property Services, including Real Estate, Facilities and Capital Project Management.
During Kathy’s 30-year tenure with Johnson & Johnson, her responsibilities have grown as she has held a variety of strategic leadership and executive positions across the enterprise, working in various countries and roles within operations, quality, engineering, new products, IT, and other technical and business functions.
Prior to Kathy’s current role, she was Vice President, Quality & Compliance (Q&C), and the first Chief Quality Officer for Johnson & Johnson. During the four years she spent in this role, she had enterprise leadership responsibility for Q&C, Sterility Assurance and Operations Readiness & Convergence. She led the integration of Q&C as a function across the enterprise, including the development of core standards and operating principles that span all Johnson & Johnson businesses.
In 2009, Kathy co-led the design of Johnson & Johnson’s enterprise Supply Chain operating model. And since its inception, she has served on and now leads the Johnson & Johnson Supply Chain Leadership Team.
Kathy serves externally as Chairman of the Board of GS1 Global, an organization that sets and maintains standards regarding the exchange of critical business data. Kathy also sits on the board of the National Association of Manufacturers in the US, and on the advisory board of AWESOME, a nonprofit working on the advancement of women in senior supply chain roles. She is the executive sponsor for Johnson & Johnson’s Women’s Leadership & Inclusion initiative and for Johnson & Johnson’s Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design (WiSTEM2D) program.
In 2015, Kathy was recognized by the National Association of Female Executives (NAFE) through their Women of Excellence Award, and received the 2015 Thinkers & Movers Award for innovative leadership by DSC Logistics. In 2014, Kathy received AWESOME’s Legendary Leadership Award.
Kathy holds a BSE degree in civil engineering and operations research from Princeton University.