Quentin Roach is a global business leader who is recognized for his innate and proven ability to develop and implement strategic plans while building top-producing teams that span multiple continents. As a senior level executive, he serves as a catalyst for positive change and growth, offering a wide-range of experience in healthcare, pharmaceutical, medical device and automotive industries. He is responsible for companywide sourcing and procurement expenditures, global leadership of supplier relationship management, external manufacturing partnerships, supplier performance management processes and implementation of supply chain strategies.
He was previously with Bristol-Myers Squibb as Senior Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer and with Bausch & Lomb Inc., where he held positions as Vice President, Global Customer Strategy, Vice President, Global Supply Chain/Global Sourcing & Procurement and Vice President, Global Packaging Engineering. His prior work experience includes responsibilities as Chief Procurement Officer & Director of Operations for Strong Health/The University of Rochester and positions in purchasing, engineering, operations management, sales and marketing planning, and quality at Delphi Corporation and General Motors Corporation.
Quentin holds a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management of Technology from Arizona State University. He completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University. As a lifelong learner, Quentin has completed Executive Development programs through both the Thunderbird (The American Graduate School of International Management – Garvin School of Management) International Consortium and Columbia University.
Quentin has been involved in a number of organizations and boards, including the National Board of Directors for the National Black MBA Association, the National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame, Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey College of Business, Advisory Board and the Network for Value Chain Excellence, The Institute for Supply Management Editorial Review Board, Garth Fagan Dance Company, The Center for Youth Services and the National Advisory Board for the Arts Visitation Program. He was recognized as a “Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America” by Savoy and is a past recipient of the Rochester Business Journal’s “40 Under Forty” – recognizing the top 40 young leaders for achievements in professional and civic leadership.