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October 8, 2013

Purdue Research Park vice president receives Career Achievement Award

Greg Deason

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., PHILADELPHIA – Greg Deason, vice president of Purdue Research Park, received the Career Achievement Award from the Association of University Research Parks during the organization's international conference in Philadelphia.

The Career Achievement Award recognizes individuals who have made research and science parks a central focus of their careers, who have achieved success with one or more parks over a substantial period of time and who have received peer recognition for advancing the field of research and science parks. Deason said he is proud of the impact Purdue Research Park has had on the lives of people in Indiana.

"This award is a recognition of all the work that's been accomplished by a team of professionals, together we transformed the Purdue Research Park of West Lafayette and launched three other parks throughout Indiana," he said. "Today, the Purdue Research Park network is a major contributor to our state's economy, with about 4,500 jobs and an annual economic impact of $1.3 billion on our state."

In July Deason began his new role as executive director of the Purdue Foundry. The Foundry is dedicated to helping Purdue faculty, staff and students created startups.

About Purdue Research Park

The Purdue Research Park, with four locations across Indiana, has the largest university-affiliated business incubation complex in the country. The park network is home to about 240 companies that employ about 4,500 people and are located in West Lafayette, Indianapolis, Merrillville and New Albany.

About The Foundry

The Foundry is where faculty, staff and students can find fast and effective ways to move their ideas to the marketplace. It focuses Purdue's resources to accelerate and improve the advancement of Purdue ideas and innovations that are changing the world.

Source: Andrew Gunter, 765-588-3341