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Last modified: Friday, March 5, 2010

Cook Group VP joins IURTC board of directors

March 5, 2010

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The Indiana University Research & Technology Corp. (IURTC) announced today (March 5) that veteran executive Dan Peterson will join its board of directors.

Peterson has held a number of management and executive level positions at Cook Group in the areas of operations, human resources, finance and accounting. As Cook's vice president for industry and government affairs, Peterson's current responsibilities include oversight of industry, government and external relations, with primary focus areas centering on policy and programs in healthcare delivery, as well as economic, education and workforce development.

"The expertise that Dan is bringing to the board is unparalleled," said IURTC President and Chief Executive Officer Tony Armstrong. "His extensive background in the medical technology and economic development arenas and board experience will assist the IURTC in reaching its goal of expanding and enriching IU industry collaborations."

Peterson received a B.S. in biology from Indiana University in 1984 and an MBA in finance from IU in 1989. He currently serves on the U.S. Department of Commerce's Industry Trade Advisory Committee, Bloomington Life Sciences Partnership executive committee, BioCrossroads board of directors, Indiana Health Industry Forum board of directors and the Bloomington Economic Development Corp. board of directors, of which he is the 2010 Chairman.

The IURTC is a not-for-profit organization that protects, manages and commercializes the intellectual property of IU, which includes fostering collaborations between the university and private sector partners. IURTC stimulates growth in Indiana's technology sectors by helping companies develop commercially viable technology, with the ultimate goal of creating jobs and growing the state's economy.

To learn more about IURTC, please visit To speak with Peterson or Armstrong, please contact Steve Chaplin, IU Communications, at 812-856-1896 or