Bayard Gardineer has been named Director of Finance/Chief Financial Officer for DIA and will oversee DIA’s global finance operations and information technology efforts. Currently the Chief Financial Officer of the American Red Cross, Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter, Gardineer will replace Andrew Pepito, who departed from DIA in September 2012. The DIA Board of Directors is pleased to bring this seasoned financial executive aboard, effective January 1, 2013.
“With a career spanning high-profile, worldwide corporations, Bayard is bringing exceptional experience to our association,” said DIA Worldwide Executive Director, Paul Pomerantz. “His wealth of financial knowledge will allow DIA to continue to support the development and regulation of safe and effective medical products and improvements in patient care.”
As CFO of one of the nation’s largest regional American Red Cross chapters, Gardineer developed strategies for financial stability and provided oversight of finance for Upper Division 6, which consists of Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, National Capital Area and West Virginia. He was responsible for more than $50 million in annual revenue, as well as $80 million in assets. Previously, Gardineer served in executive financial positions with, Vocaltec Communications, Heraeus Instruments and Sony Corporation of America. In 2009, the Philadelphia Business Journal and Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business recognized Gardineer as CFO of the Year.
“I’m thrilled to manage DIA’s financial operations as the association continues to expand globally, bringing quality programs and services to its members and stakeholders around the world,” said Gardineer.
DIA Controller Cheryl Byrne has been serving as interim CFO and will continue to serve as Controller when Bayard assumes this position full time in January.
ABOUT DIA: DIA is the global connector in the life sciences product development process. Our association of more than 18,000 members builds productive relationships by bringing together regulators, innovators and influencers to exchange knowledge and collaborate in an impartial setting. DIA’s network creates unparalleled opportunities for the exchange of knowledge and has the interdisciplinary experience to prepare for future developments. The dedicated efforts of DIA staff, members and speakers enable DIA to provide a comprehensive catalogue of conferences, workshops, training courses, scientific publications and educational materials. DIA is a global community representing thousands of stakeholders working together to bring safe and effective products to patients. DIA is an independent, nonprofit organization with its global center in Washington, D.C., USA; regional offices covering North and South America (Horsham, Penn., USA); Europe, North Africa and the Middle East (Basel, Switzerland); and Japan (Tokyo), India (Mumbai) and China (Beijing). For more information, visit www.diahome.org.
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