IDEXX Promotes Michael Johnson to Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer

by savoystaff

Michael Johnson has been promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for IDEXX. IDEXX is a publicly traded, Fortune 1000 animal health diagnostics company. IDEXX operates in 175 countries with approximately 10,000 employees. Michael moved to this role in January 2024, and he is based in Westbrook, Maine at IDEXX’s headquarters. Prior to IDEXX, Michael was the global Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion at Abbott.

Michael also served as the Vice President of Human Resources for Abbott’s diabetes business, based in Alameda, California. There he was responsible for HR across the globe, and provided the human resources leadership to successfully help the business grow.During his tenure, the business unit led the diabetes industry with aggressive growth and people practices. The business tripled in size, became number one in the industry, was the fastest growing business within Abbott for 4 years, impressively established one of the most diverse/progressive management teams in the industry and established industry leadership around multiple topics.

While at Abbott, Michael diligently worked his way up the human resources ladder, with stints in compensation and generalist human resources leadership roles. He often accepted some of the toughest human capital assignments to make a name for himself, which required moves to multiple states and countries where Abbott operates. During his tenure he received multiple awards for his achievements. Most notably Abbott’s Chairman’s Award, the highest honor in the company, and the HR Professional of the Year Award, the highest honor for HR leaders in the company.

Michael is a graduate of the University of Illinois, where he received an undergraduate degree in Organizational Administration. Michael has been an active member of multiple civic and professional organizations. He has served on multiple volunteer boards, including Habitat for Humanity, the Oakland Youth Symphony Orchestra and Methodist Youth Services of Chicago. He is currently serving on the Board of the Portland Symphony Orchestra and is on the Advsory Board of the Founders Residence program at the Roux Institute. Michael speaks regularly at conferences. Most recently he was a featured panelist for DiversityInc, Biocom California and LEAP HR. Michael and his wife Alicia reside in Falmouth, ME with their son and daughter. When not working, they’re usually playing music, golf or enjoying the outdoors.

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