Principal Occupation: Chairman and Chief Executive. Officer, MPI Research, Inc. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MPI Research, Inc., a pre-clinical toxicology research laboratory, since 1999; Co-Chairman of MPI Research, LLC, 1995-1999. Director: Stryker Corporation and Taubman Centers, Inc.
reviously he has served as Trustee for the Financial Accounting Foundation, the group that oversees the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and was a member of the Emerging Issues Task Force (EITF). He also served as the Commissioner for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and as the National Chairman for Financial Executives International (FEI) for which he was inducted into the FEI Hall of Fame in 2013.
Mr. Parfet received his BA in economics in 1970 from Lake Forest College and his MBA in international finance from the University of Michigan in 1972. He and his wife, Barbara, live in Kalamazoo, Michigan. They have six children and nine active grandchildren who live in Michigan, Colorado, and California. Bill enjoys boating, collects old cars, and is an avid duck hunter.more » « less