CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Abt Associates announced that it has named Richard Small Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Small most recently served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller and Principal Accounting Officer for Brooks Automation Inc., a $700 million provider of factory and tool automation products and services to the global semiconductor industry. Prior to joining Brooks Automation he held the position of Corporate Controller for Global Knowledge Network, an independent education company, and Operations Controller for Helix Technology Corporation. Before that Small served in several finance and accounting roles over a nine year period at Bolt Beranek and Newman (BBN) where he gained significant experience in government accounting practices. He began his career at government contractor Lockheed Sanders, holding several positions including Supervisor of Program Administration for a $100 million business unit and Supervisor of Financial Forecasting and Program Accounting for a $75 million division.
Small is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts and Babson College where he earned an M.B.A. He is also a Certified Management Accountant. Abt Associates CEO, Wendell Knox, welcomed Small saying, "We are delighted to have someone with Rich's experience lead our financial and accounting functions as well as be part of our senior executive team. His broad knowledge of financial management, including government accounting practices, program management, and mergers and acquisitions, make him an excellent fit for Abt Associates."
Abt Associates applies scientific research, technical assistance and consulting expertise to a wide range of social, economic and health policy issues; international development; clinical trials and registries; and complex business problems. Founded in 1965, the company provides services to U.S. federal, state and local governments; universities and foundations; media; and major corporations. Its staff of over 1,000 is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts; Bethesda, Maryland; Durham, North Carolina; Lexington, Massachusetts (Abt Bio-Pharma Solutions, Inc.); New York, New York (Abt SRBI), and in Africa, Asia, Central Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.
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