Denise Pirko
Head of North America Audit Center of Excellence, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Denise has 25 years of quality, compliance, and operations experience gained in the pharmaceutical, medical device, animal health, infant formula, and food industries. During her career she has worked in a wide range of companies including Fortune 100, Small Privately Held, Family Owned, and Non-Profit Government Research.

Denise has held senior leadership positions as well as individual contributor roles driving quality and compliance improvements, strategic initiatives, and lean six sigma efficiencies. During her career she has gained a versed understanding of today’s supply chain challenges when manufacturing and distributing globally.

Presently Denise is the Head of the North America Audit Center of Excellence for Boehringer Ingelheim where she is responsible for the compliance and execution of over 450 annual supplier and service provider audits performed by a regional team of 20 auditors and external providers. Denise holds a Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Nutrition from The Ohio State University