Autry O.V. “Pete” DeBusk

A photo of Pete DeBusk

In 1973, DeBusk founded DeRoyal Industries, a manufacturer and distributor of hospital and outpatient medical products and devices.  Today, DeRoyal continues to be committed to improving the clinical quality and economic health of its customers. Our broad and deep workforce of 1,900 employees within 2.5 million square feet under roof, operates collectively between 21 facility locations in 6 countries, with manufacturing assets on 3 continents. Our world-wide team brings value to customers in several distinct markets that include surgical devices, unitized delivery systems, orthopedic supports and bracing, and wound care dressings.

As chairman of the Board of Trustees at his alma mater, Lincoln Memorial University, DeBusk has been the driving force in its evolution from a small well-respected, but little-known, school to a beautiful, well-equipped, thriving institution dedicated to serving its Appalachian community.  During his 21-year tenure as its board chair, DeBusk has launched many new graduate & professional degrees including Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Doctor of Jurisprudence, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Doctor of Occupational and Doctor of Physical Therapy.

DeBusk served on the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) from 2000–2006, working to advise Congress on a myriad of issues related to Medicare covered services and reimbursements.

DeBusk has made meaningful contributions to many people through his philanthropic initiatives, foremost of which was founding the Powell Boys and Girls Club, a vibrant organization serving youth in the communities near DeRoyal.