As vice president of Quality and Compliance, Greg Furrow is responsible for regulatory compliance including Quality Assurance, ISO 9000 Quality Systems, Biosafety, Export Control, and Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S). In this role, he also has responsibility for Human Resources and Information Technology.
Prior to joining Southern Research, Furrow served as Vice President of Quality and Regulatory Compliance at WIL Research, where he was responsible for all areas of compliance and EH&S across six laboratories in the United States, France and the Netherlands.
Furrow started his career as an analytical chemist at the USDA, then with Eli Lilly and Company, where he worked for 21 years. He left the bench to oversee the company’s analytical laboratories at their Clinton Laboratories manufacturing site. This transition opened the door to a management position in human resources for global Toxicology and Drug Disposition, and ultimately a position as Manager of Quality Assurance for Global Toxicology & Drug Disposition and global Elanco nonclinical and clinical.
Furrow left Eli Lilly to lead a segment of Regulatory Affairs and Quality as a senior director with Charles River, based in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. In this role, he spent five years expanding his focus and deepening his understanding of the quality and safety standards involved with industrial chemicals and new devices.
Furrow is a board member and past-president of the Society of Quality Assurance (SQA), and he is active in the quality assurance community globally. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and a Master of Science in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Maryland.