Roy J. Carver, Jr. Chair in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Photo of Roy J. Carver, Jr.Roy J. Carver, Jr., is the son of Lucille A. Carver and the late Roy J. Carver, Sr.

Mr. Carver is chairman of the board of directors, Carver Pump Company, Muscatine, IA, a builder of centrifugal pumps.

He also is president of Carver Aero, Inc., which operates fixed base operations at airports in Muscatine and Davenport, IA; Carver Hardware, Inc., which operates a chain of retail hardware stores; Harrington Signal, Inc., a fast-growing fire alarm equipment manufacturing, distributing, and electronic contract manufacturing company; River Front Real Estate, Inc.; Waterpark Entertainment Ltd.; and K.C. Investments. In addition, he is a director of Bandag, Incorporated, Founded by Mr. Carver’s father, Bandag revolutionized the tire retreading industry by introducing a cold "precured" process designed to produce durable retreads from used truck tire casings.

Mr. Carver also is a director of Iowa First Bancshares Corp, and chairman of the board of the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust, which supports biomedical and scientific research, scholarships, and programs addressing the educational and recreational needs of youth.

Mr. Carver received a BA degree in mathematics in 1966 and an MS degree in statistics and actuarial science in 1968 from The University of Iowa. In 1970, he earned an MBA degree from the University of California at Berkeley.