Title: Oral History Interview with Dennis Gillings, June 10, 1999. Interview I-0072.
Interviewer: Mosnier, Joseph
Interviewee: Gillings, Dennis
Subjects: Industries--North Carolina--History--20th century Quintiles Transnational Corporation Pharmaceutical industry--North Carolina International business enterprises--North Carolina Research Triangle Park Region (N.C.) Gillings, Dennis B.
Abstract: Dennis Gillings is the chairman and chief executive officer of Quintiles Transnational Corporation, a company specializing in consulting for the pharmaceutical agency. In this interview, he describes the decision, made when he held a professorship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, to apply his training as a scientist in the corporate world. Gillings left academia after his corporation's growth seemed secure. He shares his common sense business philosophy, which, despite its lack of nuance, appears to have served him very well.