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Biodesign Institute welcomes Darbut

May 21, 2007

ASU's Biodesign Institute has announced Jeffrey Darbut as director of finance and operations. Darbut brings 30 years of business experience and financial acumen to the institute.

Darbut will oversee many aspects of the Biodesign Institute's operations, including finance, human resources, facilities, security and health, and safety.

“Jeff comes to the Biodesign Institute with an extensive management background,” says Michael Tracy, deputy director of the institute. “His expertise in financial strategy and process improvements will be a great asset to us.”

Before this appointment, Darbut was a partner with Tatum LLC, a national financial consulting firm. He has worked in finance, program management, business development, strategy and compliance for such companies as SPX Corp., Parker-Hannifin Corp. and Honeywell International.

Darbut is a director at two privately held companies: SoundQuest Inc., a medical device company, and Knittle Inc., a property management services organization. He is a member of the Financial Executives Institute, the Institute of Management Accountants , Finance Leaders Association, and the ASU Alumni Association. He earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Pittsburgh and a master's degree in business administration from ASU.