Kathleen Vigue, Senior Director, Manufacturing Engineering, Johnson & Johnson Supply Chain, has responsibility for Manufacturing Engineering across the Vistakon, Lifescan, and Animas businesses, in five manufacturing locations worldwide. In a highly automated environment, she is responsible for leading and directing engineering and technology activities, setting operational strategies, and establishing business focused goals and objectives. Kathy joined Johnson & Johnson in May of 1997.Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson Supply Chain, Kathy held leadership positions of increasing responsibility in the J&J Medical Device Sector, in R&D for the Ethicon Endo-Surgery and Cordis business units. As an R&D leader, Kathy led multi-geographic teams to develop products from concept to commercialization in clinical fields including Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery, Interventional Radiology, Interventional Neuro-Radiology, Gastroenterology, General Surgery and Urology.
Throughout her career, Kathy has focused on talent development with assignments to lead the development of technical competency models, a R&D Project Director Competency model, formal mentoring programs, and a Project Manager Development program. She was a founding member of the Ethicon Endo-Surgery Women’s Leadership Initiative and remains active in recruiting females into engineering for J&J.
Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson, Kathy worked for Boston Scientific, a division of Pfizer Hospital Products and a division of CR Bard. She developed multiple medical devices including chest drainage units, neurovascular catheters and vena cava filter implants.
Kathy has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Clarkson University and an MBA in Operations and Technology from Bryant University. She holds six United States Patents for various medical devices.
Kathy lives with her husband in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, has a son and a daughter who is currently a sophomore at Clemson University.