The IR-4 Project headquarters at NC State University is pleased to announce that Deborah “Debbie” Carpenter, Ph.D., was named IR-4’s associate director and chief regulatory officer, effective October 4, 2021.
Carpenter has worked with the IR-4 Project since 2005, serving in a variety of capacities including assistant director of registrations and most recently as acting national director at IR-4’s former headquarters located at Rutgers University. In her new role, Carpenter will continue to lead IR-4’s study director team and regulatory efforts.
“I’ve been fortunate to spend much of my career with IR-4 and see first-hand the accomplishments this organization has achieved for specialty crop growers and consumers,” said Carpenter. “I’m very happy to continue in this new capacity with IR-4 as we move into a new era.”
“Throughout the transition of our headquarters to NC State University, Debbie has been instrumental in ensuring a seamless continuity of work while overseeing the closure of the Rutgers office,” said IR-4 Project Executive Director Jerry Baron. “We are grateful to Debbie for all of her efforts and are delighted that she is joining us at NC State to share her knowledge and experience with our regulatory team.”
Prior to joining the IR-4 Project, Carpenter worked in industry at SFBC Analytical Laboratories, and Rohm and Haas Company. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Houghton College, as well as a master’s degree and doctorate in chemistry from the University of Rochester.