Chairman of the Board
Mr. Croce joined the Svelte Board of Directors following a 36-year career at Johnson & Johnson where he held a series of senior positions, culminating with 12 years as Company Group Chairman. Mr. Croce began his career with Johnson & Johnson as a sales representative for Ortho Pharmaceuticals, where he eventually became Vice President of Marketing. In 1985, Mr. Croce moved to McNeil Pharmaceuticals as Vice President of Business Development and subsequently transferred to Ethicon, Inc. as Group Vice President, where he remained until he was named President in 1990. In 1992 he was promoted to Worldwide President, Ethicon Endo-Surgery and shortly thereafter was named Worldwide Franchise Chairman for Ethicon Endo-Surgery. He then became Worldwide Franchise Chairman for Cordis prior to ascending to Company Group Chairman.
Mr. Croce holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Central Missouri State University.