Lou Schmukler
President, Global Product Development & Supply

Company: Bristol-Myers Squibb

As senior vice president and president of Global Product Development and Supply (GPS), Lou oversees worldwide product development and manufacturing for Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS).  GPS develops and produces active ingredients and drug products, and delivers the company’s medicines throughout the world. The GPS team achieves this mission through a relentless focus on innovation, quality, safety and agility.

“In GPS we turn molecules into life-changing medicines,” said Lou. “Everyone in the organization is dedicated to deliver them in the right way, at the right time, every time for the patients we serve.”

Lou joined BMS in 2011 as president of Technical Operations. Prior to joining BMS, he led Pfizer’s worldwide biotech manufacturing operations as senior vice president of the Specialty-Biotechnology Operating Unit.  Previously he was responsible for global pharmaceutical manufacturing for Wyeth and Vice President of quality for Hoffman-LaRoche. Earlier in his career he also held leadership roles at Marion Merrell Dow, Mallinckrodt and Novartis-Sandoz.

Lou is an active member and has held leadership positions in several industry organizations including the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) and National Association of Manufacturers (NAM).

He holds a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from Temple University and a master’s in management from Webster University.