John Pinion, Senior Vice President of Global Quality and Compliance, joined Genentech in 2005 as Vice President of External Quality, responsible for establishing domestic and international long-term strategies for external bulk and drug product manufacturing, as well as external drug development. He was promoted in 2007 to Sr. Vice President of Quality & Compliance for Genentech's technical operations, and in January 2010 named Global Head of Quality and Compliance for Roche Pharma Technical Operations. John has over 25 years experience in the parenteral drug, device and biologic industries, holding quality and manufacturing management positions covering the US, Europe and Asia. Prior to joining Genentech, John worked for Baxter International where he held several leadership positions both domestic and abroad in global quality and manufacturing environments. John holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of West Virginia.