Drug Safety, Preclinical Sciences Leader Joins MPI Research: Paul Oskar III has joined Mattawan-based MPI Research, the largest single-site preclinical contract research organization worldwide, as vice president and general manager of drug safety and preclinical sciences. Over the past decade, Oskar has held numerous leadership positions with Charles River Laboratories, most recently as corporate vice president, global primate supply. At CRL, he has also held the positions of corporate vice president of global discovery services, corporate vice president of specialty preclinical services, corporate vice president and president of U.S. preclinical services, and general manager of preclinical services at the Worcester site. He began his career at CRL’s Research Animal Diagnostic Services Laboratory, ultimately serving as executive director responsible for all laboratory operations. During his time at CRL, Oskar consistently grew sales and profits, expanded laboratory space and implemented cutting edge technology. Oskar received his MBA from the University of Massachusetts and his BA in zoology from the University of Rhode Island. MPI provides safety evaluation, discovery, bioanalytical, and analytical services to the biopharmaceutical, medical device, animal health, and chemical industries. More at www.mpiresearch.com.

Green Building Council Elects New Board: The Detroit Regional Chapter of the United States Green Building Council recently completed its nomination and balloting process to select the Board of Directors that will lead the organization for the next two years. Members of the DRC were invited to submit their votes prior to the deadline of Nov. 14. Board members are Jonathan Backos, operations director at EcoHill Solutions; Jacob Stevens Corvidae; David Norwood; Ronald A. Rivers Jr., an associate at Allen and Associates; Kim Rosseter; and Robert Stevenson. They join the chapter’s other board members, Kevin P. Mlutkowski, Roderick L. Brown, Daniel H. Jacobs, Jeffrey T. Gaines and Julie Lyons Bricker. The USGBC is a nonprofit organization committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building certification program, robust educational offerings, a nationwide network of chapters and affiliates, the annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities. More at www.usgbc.detroit.org.