Top Companies Report

31. Chattem

June 28, 2012

A Sanofi Company
Chattanooga, TN
800.366.6077
www.chattem.com
Sales: $352 million


BullFrog Mosquito Coast SPF 30
Key Personnel: Zan Guerry, chairman of the board and CEO of Chattem Inc. at Sanofi-Aventis US; John Stroud, executive vice president, Chattem; Dean Patten, vice president of operations; Robert Bosworth, president, chief operating officer and director; Robert Long, vice president and chief financial officer.

Major Products: Medicated skin care—Gold Bond, Cortizone 10, Aspercreme, Arthritis Hot, Sportscreme, Capzasin; Skin care—Balmex; Oral care—Act mouthwash; Hair care—Selsun Blue, Sun-In, Ultra Swim; Sun care—BullFrog, UltraSwim.

New Products: BullFrog Mosquito Coast SPF 30, Gold Bond Ultimate Sheer Ribbons, Selsun Blue Deep Cleansing Micro-Bead Scrub, Act Total Care Dry Mouth rinse.

Comments: Chattem may be owned by a French conglomerate these days, but the company’s roots are firmly planted in the fertile soil of Tennessee. Company CEO Zan Guerry, whose tennis career includes more than 25 national championships in singles and doubles, was elected to the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame earlier this year. Guerry has made “outstanding contributions” in athletics to the state.

This past year, Chattem dedicated its manufacturing facilities on Broad Street in Chattanooga to B. Derril Pitts, former vice president of operations, who retired in 2011.

 

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