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Mr. William U. Parfet

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

MPI Research Inc

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MPI Research Inc

54943 North Main Street

Mattawan, Michigan 49071

United States

Company Description

MPI Research, with global headquarters in Mattawan, Michigan, provides safety evaluation, discovery, bioanalytical, and analytical - and now phase I clinical - services to the biopharmaceutical, medical device, animal health, and chemical industries. The ... more

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Michigan universities


University of Michigan

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Web References (200 Total References)

Monsanto - 2012 [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.

Order of ATWA: Monsanto = Death [cached]

William U. Parfet - Chairman of MPI Research, LLC; also a member of the Board of Directors of Pharmacia Corporation.

Order of ATWA: January 2012 [cached]

William U. Parfet - Chairman of MPI Research, LLC; also a member of the Board of Directors of Pharmacia Corporation.

About Us - Board of Directors : Stryker [cached]

William U. Parfet Lead Independent Director Director since 1993

Mr. Parfet was appointed Lead Independent Director on July 22, 2014. Mr. Parfet served as Non-Executive Chairman of the Company from February 8, 2012 until July 22, 2014. He is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MPI Research, Inc., a drug safety and pharmaceutical development company, since 1999. He is also a director of Monsanto Company, a provider of agricultural products that improve farm productivity, and Taubman Centers, Inc., a real estate development company. He was also a director at PAREXEL Company, a provider of agriculture products (2001 to 2006) and CMS Energy Corporation, a provider of electricity and natural gas (1991 to 2005).
Mr. Parfet has had a long and successful career in finance and accounting, including service as a trustee of the Financial Accounting Foundation, the group that oversees the Financial Accounting Standards Board. That experience has been valuable in his role as Chairman of the Audit Committee. He also has a deep background in the pharmaceutical industry, including a 30-year career with the Upjohn Company (now part of Pfizer) as both an executive and member of the Board of Directors.
That experience has been extremely useful in assessing the Company's research and development efforts. He has extensive experience in executive leadership roles, in serving as a director on the boards of a number of public companies and a long tenure on the Stryker Board, giving him a deep understanding of the role of the Board of Directors and positioning him well as as our Lead Independent Director.

William U. Parfet * † ... [cached]

William U. Parfet * † ‡

Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, MPI Research, Inc.; Director, Monsanto Company; Director, Taubman Centers, Inc.
William U. Parfet * † ‡ Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, MPI Research, Inc.; Director, Monsanto Company; Director, Taubman Centers, Inc.

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