Al Kentrup

Al Kentrup

VP Global Quality Compliance and Systems, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company

William A. (Al) Kentrup joined Procter and Gamble in December 2012 as Director of Corporate Quality. Prior to his work with Procter and Gamble, he was Vice-President of Quality for Sandoz (Novartis), North America where he provided Quality leadership in remediation of the North America manufacturing sites. Additionally, while in this role, Al was actively involved with the Rx360 industry consortium and completed a two year term as Vice-Chair. Al has an extensive 31 year career in Quality leadership positions having also worked at Pfizer (formerly Wyeth) and Aventis and predecessor companies. At Pfizer, he provided leadership in designing and implementing the Manufacturing and Supplier Quality Assessment organization. He began his career 1982 at Merrell-Dow Pharmaceuticals as a Quality Control Chemist. Al holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from Northern Kentucky University.