RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.– November 5, 2015 – Quintiles Founder Dr. Dennis Gillings, CBE, will retire from his position as Executive Chairman of Quintiles Transnational Holdings Inc. (NYSE: Q) at the end of this year, December 31, 2015. Dr. Gillings will remain on the Board as a director. The Board has appointed Jack M. Greenberg to serve as Chairman of the Board, effective January 1, 2016.
Dr. Gillings began performing biostatical analysis work for pharmaceutical companies with a single project in 1974 while still a professor of biostatistics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. That small consulting business, which would become Quintiles, began with a handful of staff working out of a trailer on the UNC campus.
Quintiles was incorporated as a privately held company...