The mission of the WiSTEM2D (Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing, and Design) Professional Pillar at Johnson & Johnson is to “inspire, nurture and recognize groundbreaking female leaders.” Remo Colarusso embodies this mission by being a passionate advocate and ally for female talent.
As Vice President of Janssen Supply Chain at Johnson & Johnson, Colarusso is primarily responsible for the global manufacturing and supply management of all J&J pharmaceutical brands – but also devotes much of his time to mentoring the next generation of STEM2D leaders.
Listen to this episode of Fairygodboss Radio to find out what it means to Colarusso to be an ally and his No. 1 piece of advice for men who want to be allies but aren’t sure where to start.
[Recorded on September 7, 2022]
Remo Colarusso is Vice President, Janssen Supply Chain (JSC) at Johnson & Johnson. In this capacity, Remo is responsible for the global manufacturing and supply management of all J&J pharmaceutical brands. He is a member of the Pharmaceutical Global Operating Committee (GOC) and the Johnson & Johnson Supply Chain (JJSC) Leadership Team.
Remo has more than 30 years of biotech and pharmaceutical experience with Johnson & Johnson in the areas of manufacturing, pharmaceutical development, planning, strategy, engineering, project management and process improvement (Lean/Six Sigma). Over the course of his career at Johnson & Johnson, he has held a variety of diverse, strategic leadership roles in the Pharmaceuticals (Janssen) sector, including Vice President, Manufacturing and Technical Operations (MTO), Vice President of Pharmaceutical Development & Manufacturing Sciences (PDMS) in the Research & Development Operations organization, and Vice‐President, Product Management, where he was responsible for planning, new product introduction and product lifecycle management. Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson, Remo held roles in engineering at JM Huber Corporation and in process development at the Colgate Palmolive Company.
Over the course of his distinguished career, Remo has been recognized for his tireless commitment to driving supply chain innovation and continuous improvement to deliver maximum value for customers and patients. Personally, he is a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion and focuses a lot of his time mentoring the next generation of industry leaders.
Remo is an active member of numerous organizations designed to support the leadership development and advancement of our industry. He is an active member in the Global Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Leaders Forum Committee of the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE) and a member of the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Forum with other supply chain senior leaders from across the pharmaceutical industry. He also participates in the National Association of Manufacturers to further manufacturing excellence in the United States.
Remo holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and an MBA in Operations Research, both from Rutgers University.
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