Brawl In The Family At Johnson Products

In the midst of a turnaround, a feud roils the hair-care company

Talk about sibling rivalry. Since joining the family business in early 1991, Joan M. Johnson has clashed with her brother Eric G. Johnson over her role at Johnson Products Co. Vainly demanding a much bigger say in company decisions, the newly minted MBA chafed at her job as head of market research while her 40-year-old brother called the shots as president and chief executive of the Chicago hair-products manufacturer.

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