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Abt Associates Names Richard Small Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Thursday, May 29, 2008 General News J E 4
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 28 Abt Associates announced that ithas named Richard Small Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Smallmost recently served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller andPrincipal Accounting Officer for Brooks Automation Inc., a $700 millionprovider of factory and tool automation products and services to the globalsemiconductor industry. Prior to joining Brooks Automation he held theposition of Corporate Controller for Global Knowledge Network, an independenteducation company, and Operations Controller for Helix Technology Corporation.Before that Small served in several finance and accounting roles over a nineyear period at Bolt Beranek and Newman (BBN) where he gained significantexperience in government accounting practices. He began his career atgovernment contractor Lockheed Sanders, holding several positions includingSupervisor of Program Administration for a $100 million business unit andSupervisor of Financial Forecasting and Program Accounting for a $75 milliondivision.

Small is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts and Babson Collegewhere he earned an M.B.A. He is also a Certified Management Accountant. AbtAssociates CEO, Wendell Knox, welcomed Small saying, "We are delighted to havesomeone with Rich's experience lead our financial and accounting functions aswell as be part of our senior executive team. His broad knowledge offinancial management, including government accounting practices, programmanagement, and mergers and acquisitions, make him an excellent fit for AbtAssociates."

Abt Associates applies scientific research, technical assistance andconsulting expertise to a wide range of social, economic and health policyissues; international development; clinical trials and registries; and complexbusiness problems. Founded in 1965, the company provides services to U.S.federal, state and local governments; universities and foundations; media; andmajor 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.

SOURCE Abt Associates
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