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Robert James Carpenter, American Health care company executive. Decorated Bronze Star, Army Commendation medal (2). Served with captain United States Army, 1967-1973.


Carpenter, Robert James was born on March 14, 1945 in San Diego, California, United States. Son of John A. and Carmen E. (Ewbank) Carpenter.


Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1967. Master of Science in Computer Science, Stanford University, 1969. Master of Business Administration (J. Spencer Love fellow 1973), Harvard University, 1975.


Co-founder VacTex Inc. Chairman Hydra Biosciences. With Baxter Travenol Laboratories, Inc., 1975-1981.

Director production planning division Fenwal Laboratories, Deerfield, Illinois, 1976-1978, president, 1978-1981. President, Chief Executive Officer and chairman Integrated Genetics Inc., Framingham, Massachusetts, 1981-1989. Executive vice president Genzyme Corporation, 1989-1991.

President, chairman and Chief Executive Officer Geltex Inc., 1991—1993. Executive vice president, Chief Executive Officer and chairman IG Laboratories Inc., 1991. Board chairman Biosurface Technology Inc., since 1993.

President Boston Medical Investors Inc., since 1994. Pres, Chief Executive Officer Aquila Biopharmaceuticals Inc., 1995—1998. President Peptimmune, Inc., 2002—2004, board chairman, 2002—2007.

Board directors Genzyme Corporation, since 1994.


Served with captain United States Army, 1967-1973.


Married Alma Lee, July 22, 1967. Children– Christine, Catherine.