William Moore, a veteran investor, is the chair of the board at RTI International.

Moore succeeds Earl Johnson Jr., chairman of Southern Industrial Constructors, who has served as chair for the past 17 years.

Moore currently is a partner with investment firm
Franklin Street Partners in Chapel Hill.

Franklin Street is one of the best-known and larger investment firms in the state with more than $2 billion in assets under management.

Moore has been an RTI board member since late 2001.

Johnson joined the RTI board in 1973 and became chairman in 1992.

“During the past 37 years, Earl has been a great board member and chair,” Moore said in a statement. “Through his involvement and leadership, RTI has grown from a relatively small but distinguished research organization into one of the world’s leading independent, nonprofit R&D organizations.”

RTI also added three people to the board:

  • Robert Ingram, former CEO of Glaxo Wellcome and currently a partner at Hatteras Venture Partners
  • Barbara Entwisle, interim chancellor for Research and Economic Development at UNC-Chapel Hill
  •  John Moellering, chairman of USAA and a retired U.S. Army lieutenant general.

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