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Mr. William U. Parfet

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Board Member

Phone: (314) ***-****  HQ Phone
Monsanto Company
800 North Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, Missouri 63167
United States

Company Description: Monsanto Company (Monsanto) along with its subsidiaries, is a global provider of agricultural products for farmers. The Company’s seeds, biotechnology trait...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • MBA , International Finance
    University of Michigan
  • BA degree ( with honors ) , Economics
    Lake Forest College
  • MBA states
  • MBA
    University of Michigan
  • BA ( with honors ) , economics
    Lake Forest College
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Web References
Monsanto - 2012, 30 July 2014 [cached]
William U. Parfet, 65, is chairman of the board and chief executive officer of MPI Research Inc., a preclinical toxicology research laboratory. He has served as a director on the Monsanto board since June 2000. Mr. Parfet chairs the board's Audit and Finance Committee, and he is a member of the Executive Committee and the People and Compensation Committee. He also serves on the boards of Stryker Corporation and Taubman Centers, Inc.
Mr. Parfet has been elected to a term that expires in 2014.
William U. Parfet is ..., 6 June 2014 [cached]
William U. Parfet is currently the Chairman and CEO of MPI Research. Prior, Mr. Parfet held executive positions at is currently Chairman and CEO of MPI Research. Prior, Mr. Parfet held executive positions at Richard-Allan Medical and the Upjohn Company (now Pfizer). He also currently serves as non-executive Chairman of Stryker Corporation and is on the Boards of Monsanto Corporation, the Taubman Company, Lake Forest College (Chairman), and Business Leaders for Michigan (Vice Chairman). Previously he has served as Trustee for the Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF) and was a member of the Emerging Issues Task Force (EITF). He also served as the National Chairman of Financial Executives International (FEI).
Board of Directors | Automotive Hall of Fame, 16 Oct 2012 [cached]
William U. Parfet, Chairman & CEO, MPI Research Inc. William Parfet has served since 1999 as Chairman and CEO of MPI Research, a preclinical toxicology research laboratory. Parfet joined MPI in 1995 as Co-Chairman. He was formerly employed with Richard-Allan Medical in Richland, Michigan, a worldwide manufacturer of surgical products. There he served as President and Chief Executive Officer from 1993 to 1996.
Previously, Parfet served as Vice Chairman of the Board of the Upjohn Company, now Pfizer, and was President and Executive Vice President and was a member of their Board of Directors until 2003.
Mr. Parfet serves on various other boards, including Taubman Centers Inc., Lake Forest College, College for Creative Studies and the Michigan Nature Conservancy. He is also a member of the Taubman Medical Research Advisory Board.
Parfet received a Bachelor's of Arts, with Honors, in Economics from Lake Forest College and an MBA in International Finance from the University of Michigan.
Southwest Michigan First, 16 June 2014 [cached]
William U. Parfet MPI Research
MPI Research - News Releases, 18 Aug 2010 [cached]
The four directors include executives William U. Parfet and William Harrison from MPI Research, and Drs. Chun-Lin Chen and Jintao Zhang from Medicilon.
William U. Parfet, Chairman and CEO of MPI Research, has over 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. After serving 20 years with The Upjohn Company, Mr. Parfet was President and CEO of Richard-Allen Medical before co-founding MPI Research in 1995. Mr. Parfet received his MBA from the University of Michigan. Mr. Parfet will serve as Chairman of the Medicilon/MPI Preclinical Research Shanghai Board of Directors.
" The Board of Directors for Medicilon/MPI Preclinical Research Shanghai looks forward to creating a strong preclinical research presence in the Asian market, " says board Chairman William Parfet.
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