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. <
DIA is a neutral, global, professional and member-driven association of nearly 18,000 professionals involved in the discovery, development and lifecycle management of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices and related health-care products. Through our international educational offerings and myriad networking opportunities, DIA provides a global forum for knowledge exchange that fosters the innovation of products, technologies and services to improve health and well-being worldwide. Headquarters are in Horsham, Pa., USA, with offices in Basel, Switzerland; Tokyo, Japan; Mumbai, India; Beijing, China; Washington, D.C. and Latin America.
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