Steven S Reinemund, chairman and chief executive officer of PepsiCo, has been elected to the board of directors of Johnson & Johnson , the health care products company.

"During his 18 years with PepsiCo, Steve has demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities as well as a deep understanding of the complex market for consumer products," said Johnson & Johnson chairman and chief executive officer William Weldon. "We are delighted that he will be bringing this expertise to our Board of Directors."