Bristol-Myers Squibb Essay, Research Paper
Bristol-Myers Squibb is a worldwide health and personal care company with major businesses in medicines, beauty care, nutritionals, and medical devices. BMS is a leader in innovative therapies for cardiovascular, metabolic and infectious diseases, central nervous system and dermatalogical disorders, and cncer. They are also leaders in consumer medicine, orthopaedic devices, ostomy care, wound management, nutritional supplements, infant formulas, and hair and skin care products.Some of the very well known products manufactured by Bristol-Myers Sqibb are Bufferin, Excederin, Enfamil, Clairol, and Sea Breeze. Another large part of BMS is their research and development of new pharmecutical products. Their annual budget for research and development is in excess of one billion dollars.
Bristol-Myers Squibb is the product of a merger between Bristol-Myers and Squibb Company in 1989. Bristol-Myers was originally Clinton Pharmecuticals, a failing drug manufacturing firm. In 1887 William McLaren Bristol and John Ripley Myers invested five thousand dollars in the company and on December 13, 1887 became president and vice president respectively. In 1898 the name was changed from Clinton Pharmecutical Company to Bristol,Myers Company. In 1899, after Myers’s death, the comma was replaced by a hyphen. In 1856 Edward Robinson Squibb founded a pharmecutical company in Brooklyn, New York. In 1895 the company became E.R. Squibb & Sons when Squibb passed most of the responsibility to his sons. The company was then sold to Lowell M. Palmer and Theodore Weiker in 1905. Then in 1989 came the merger of Bristol-Myers and Sqibb creating, what was then, the second largest pharmecutical enterprise in the world.
Bristol-Myers Squibb currently employs over 57,000 people in more than 60 countries around the world. A highly diversified corporation, BMS has career opportunities in a variety of business and technical fields. For a descriptive list of current openings, as well as contact names and addresses, consult Bristol-Myers Squibb’s employment page at www.bms.com/joinus. Recruiting also takes place on over 50 college campuses in the U.S. and at various job fairs and conferences.
The CEO of Bristol-Myers Squibb is Charles A. Heimbold. Heimbold earned his B.A. at Villanova University(1954), his I.L.B at The University of Pennsylvania(1960), and his L.L.M at New York University(1965). After earning his L.L.B he got a job at Middlebank, Tweed, Hadley, & McCloy Law Firm. After leaving there in 1963 he held several legal and operating positions. In 1981 Heimbold became Senior Vice President of Planning and Development at Bristol-Myers Squibb. After receiving this position he kept climbing the corporate ladder at Bristol-Myers Squibb until reaching his current position of chairman and CEO.
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