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WARNER-LAMBERT APPOINTS SURINDER KUMAR PRESIDENT, CONSUMER PRODUCTS R&D

WARNER-LAMBERT APPOINTS SURINDER KUMAR PRESIDENT, CONSUMER PRODUCTS R&D
 MORRIS PLAINS, N.J., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Warner-Lambert Company (NYSE: WLA) today said Surinder Kumar, Ph.D., has been appointed president of its Consumer Products Research and Development Division, effective Oct. 19.
 Dr. Kumar will head the company's 260-member research and development unit for non-prescription drug, personal care and confectionery products. Dr. Kumar, who will be a member of the management committee, will report to John F. Walsh, executive vice president and president, Consumer Products Sector. He succeeds Edward Marlowe, Ph.D., who left the company to pursue other interests.
 "We are fortunate to have someone of Dr. Kumar's caliber join Warner-Lambert," Walsh said. "He brings an impressive record of new business successes and his values and approach to management are consistent with the values and vision we have articulated for Warner- Lambert."
 Dr. Kumar joins Warner-Lambert from PepsiCo Inc., where he served as vice president, research and development, for the Pepsi Cola Worldwide Beverages group. During his 10-year career there, he also served as vice president of both research and development and technical development for Pepsi USA. At Pepsi Cola, Dr. Kumar is credited with developing an exceptionally strong technical team that has been responsible for a string of highly successful products in the marketplace while upgrading the quality of current brands. Prior to PepsiCo, Dr. Kumar spent 10 years with the Quaker Oats Company in a variety of scientific and research management roles.
 Dr. Kumar earned his B.S. degree in dairy technology from Punjab (India) University and went on to Ohio State University, where he earned an M.S. degree in dairy technology and a doctorate in food science and nutrition. While at Quaker Oats, Dr. Kumar returned to school to earn his MBA in finance and marketing from the University of Chicago.
 Dr. Kumar and his family will be relocating to the Morristown area from New York State.
 Warner-Lambert is a worldwide company devoted to discovering, developing, manufacturing and marketing quality health care and consumer products. It employs approximately 34,000 people worldwide.
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