Biodesign Institute names McLeod as facility services chief

<p>The Biodesign Institute at ASU has appointed Michael McLeod as director of facility services. In this role, he will oversee facility improvements, maintenance, space management, security, and shipping and receiving.</p><separator></separator><p>“Mike was instrumental in much of the construction planning for the Biodesign facility, so he knows the institute inside and out,” says Jeffrey Darbut, director of finance and operations at the institute. “By bringing him to the institute, his 30 years of facilities administration experience will assist us in completing two additional buildings.”</p><separator></separator><p>McLeod previously worked within ASU’s central Facilities Department and has been at ASU for six years. Most recently, he served as the interim associate director of the capital programs management group. He coordinated design, construction and move-in phases of ASU’s largest research buildings, including Biodesign’s Buildings A and B, and the Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building V.</p><separator></separator><p>Earlier in his career, McLeod was the general manager of site services with Intel Corp., where he worked for 16 years in the company’s Chandler, Ariz., and Santa Clara, Calif., locations.</p><separator></separator><p>McLeod earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial technology from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, Calif. He obtained accreditation by the U.S. Green Building Council in Leadership in Environmental Engineering and Design. He also is a member of the Project Management Institute.</p><separator></separator><p>Julie Kurth, <a href=""></a><br />(480) 727-9386<br />Biodesign Institute</p>