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National Board of Directors-Anthony Lopez
Anthony Lopez
National Chair

Anthony is President & General Manager of Ansell’s Medical Solutions Global Business based in Red Bank, NJ. He is also Ansell’s Senior Executive Leader for the Latin America Region for Ansell’s Industrial, Specialties, and Medical Businesses. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering, and a MS in Engineering Management. He is also a graduate of the Department of Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute.   

In 1985 Tony was commissioned as an Air Force Officer.  He was first assigned as an Electro-Optics Engineer and Program Manager in the Air Force Avionics Laboratory.  After being promoted to Captain, he was assigned as a Flight Test Director for the 4950th Test Wing in Wright Patterson Air Force Base.  In 1991, he left active duty but remained in the Air Force Reserves where he served as a Human Resources Officer until 1998.  Tony joined ETHICON, Johnson & Johnson in 1991.  While at J&J he held positions as Director for Corporate Controls & CIM Engineering, Business Unit Manager in ETHICON San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico Facility, sales representative, Product Director for General Surgery & Surgical Mesh Franchise, Product Director for Plastic and Ophthalmic Surgery, and Senior Product Director and Global Launch Leader for VICRYL Plus; the first FDA approved Antibacterial Suture.  In 2003 Tony transferred to DePuy Orthopaedics as Director, Knee Marketing.  In 2005 he was promoted to Director for Strategic Marketing & Communications, responsible for departments focusing on Strategic Brand Management, Communications (Direct-to-Consumer campaigns and Public Relations), Strategic Solutions (field based marketing) and E-Business Solutions.  In January 2006 Tony was appointed as the General Manager and Director of Integration to lead HAND INNOVATIONS, LLC., a Miami based company acquired by DePuy.   In December 2006 he was promoted to Vice President, International Marketing & Market Development for Trauma & Extremities in DePuy, and continued his role as GM in Hand Innovations until July 2008.  Tony served as Chairperson for the Hispanic Organization For Leadership & Achievement (HOLA) at Johnson & Johnson.  Most recently, Tony was the Senior Vice President & General Manager for Respiratory in CareFusion – a $700M global business.  He is a member of the National Society of Hispanic MBAs, and serves on the Editorial Board of the NSHMBA Business Journal of Hispanic Research.  He is the founder of L&L Associates, A Leadership & Management Consulting group.   

Tony is a sought after speaker and expert on leadership and management topics.  He has presented to audiences throughout the United States and Latin America; and thousands of people have attended his presentations.  Tony is the author of "The Legacy Leader”: Leadership With A Purpose ( 1st and 2nd editions)”, "Breakthrough Thinking: The Legacy Leader’s Role In Driving Innovation”, "The Leader’s Lobotomy: The Legacy Leader Avoids Promotion Induced Amnesia”, "The Leader In the Mirror; The Legacy Leader’s Critical Self-Assessment”, and "The Diversity Engagement Model: From Awareness to Action” (published in The Journal for Hispanic Business Research, October 2008).  He is also the author of "See You At The Wake: Healing Relationships Before It’s Too Late” and "Jag: Christian Lessons From My Golden Retriever”.  His military awards include: the Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Force Commendation Medal, the Air Force Achievement Medal (2), the Air Defense Service Medal, and the Aerospace Primus Award.  His Johnson & Johnson awards include: the ETHICON quality award (3), J&J Standards of Leadership Award (3), The J&J Achievement Award (4); The EHICON Silver Award (2); The ETHICON Bronze Award (5), the ETHICON Rainbow Award (8), the 2006 DePuy President’s Award, and the J&J Burke Award for Marketing Excellence. He is also a two-time winner of the Telly, a prestigious industry award.  Tony is a 3rd Degree Black belt in the American Association of Taekwondo and a Black Belt in the International Federation of TaeKwonDo.  He enjoys reading, writing, and physically challenging sports. He is married to Yvette, and they have two daughters, Cristina and Marisa. 
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