Category Archives: People


Aldrage B. Cooper, 1937 – 2016

Margaret on November 17th, 2016 at 3:01PM

It is with great sadness that Kilmer House notes the passing of Aldrage B. Cooper, a pioneering African American leader at Johnson & Johnson and in New Brunswick, New Jersey.  Born and raised in New Brunswick, Cooper served as the … Continue reading


Vincent Utz, a Remarkable Johnson & Johnson Employee Veteran

Margaret on November 11th, 2015 at 1:56PM

Organizations today are constantly searching for new and creative ways to help people to get to know them better. In 1949, General Robert Wood Johnson wrote that “business is people,” and he felt that the best way to get to … Continue reading


Some of Our Earliest Employees Share Their Stories

Margaret on November 6th, 2015 at 5:12PM

Readers who appreciate the long history of Johnson & Johnson might be tempted to wish they could go back in time to hear stories from our earliest employees. Although it seems like an impossible task, there actually is a way … Continue reading


The Laurel Club Meets President Theodore Roosevelt!

Margaret on October 8th, 2015 at 5:52PM

Meeting the President of the United States is a rare honor. In 2014, a Johnson & Johnson employee had lunch with President Barack Obama as part of the company’s participation in the White House Summit on Working Families. More than … Continue reading


Dr. Paul Janssen

Margaret on September 11th, 2015 at 6:34PM

September 12 marks the birthday of one of the most remarkable people in Johnson & Johnson history, and one of the giants in the history of pharmaceutical medicines: Dr. Paul Janssen. During his lifetime, he was the world’s most prolific … Continue reading


Nursing History at Johnson & Johnson

Margaret on May 6th, 2015 at 8:05PM

Support for nursing is a fundamental part of the history of Johnson & Johnson.  Its roots go back to the founding of the company, and to the beginnings of modern nursing itself. Nurses are featured in the first paragraph of … Continue reading


Know Your Value and Our Heritage of Empowering Women

Margaret on April 9th, 2015 at 10:37PM

Johnson & Johnson is proud to partner with MSNBC and Mika Brezezinski on her Know Your Value platform, which is designed to empower women at work and encourage them to be actively healthier as part of that effort. This partnership is … Continue reading

Since its origins in 1911, International Women’s Day has been a day to recognize the leadership of women and to mark their economic, political and social achievements. This year’s theme is Make it Happen, and women have been making things … Continue reading

Every Veterans Day in the U.S. and Remembrance Day across the world, we honor and remember the men and women who have served and who continue to serve their countries.  This year commemorates the 100th anniversary of the start of … Continue reading


John J. Heldrich: 1926-2014

Margaret on October 29th, 2014 at 6:41PM

John J. Heldrich, retired vice president of administration and retired member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors at Johnson & Johnson, passed away this week at age 88.  Born in New Brunswick, N.J., during the Great Depression, Mr. … Continue reading

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