Donald R. Parfet, MBA
Chairman of the Board
Don oversees the governance of the company. He is a founding partner and Managing Director of Apjohn Group, LLC. Prior to founding the Apjohn Group, Don was a Senior Vice President at Pharmacia. At Pharmacia, Don’s responsibilities included all of the Associated Businesses (Animal Health, Diagnostics, Pharmaceutical Commercial Services and Plasma Products.) Additionally, he oversaw the company’s investments in Amersham Pharmacia Biotech and Biacore International AB. Don also had overall Site Management responsibilities for the company’s operations in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Don is a trustee of the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, trustee and the past Chairman of the Board of Bronson Healthcare Group, Chair of the Board of the Kalamazoo College Board of Trustees and continues as a board member of Kelly Services and Rockwell Automation. Don is also a board member of MPI Research in Mattawan, Michigan and Southwest Michigan First of Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Don received his BA degree in economics from the University of Arizona and his MBA degree in finance from the University of Michigan.