People: Neogen Corp (NEOG.OQ)

NEOG.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

James Herbert

74 2006 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Steven Quinlan

51 2011 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President

Terri Morrical

49 2006 Vice President - Animal Safety Operations

Edward Bradley

54 2006 Vice President Food Safety Operations

Kenneth Kodilla

57 2003 Vice President - Manufacturing

Jason Lilly

40 2011 Vice President - Corporate Development

Jennifer Rice

53 2010 Vice President & Senior Research Director

Mark Mozola

58 2001 Vice President - Research & Development

Jack Parnell

79 2006 Lead Independent Director

William Boehm

67 2011 Independent Director

Richard Crowder

75 2009 Independent Director

A. Charles Fischer

72 2006 Independent Director

G. Bruce Papesh

67 1999 Independent Director

Thomas Reed

69 2007 Independent Director

Clayton Yeutter

84 2007 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

James Herbert

Mr. James L. Herbert is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Neogen Corporation. He has been Chief Executive Officer and a director of the Company since he joined Neogen in June 1982. He served as President from June 1982 through June 2006. From 1999 to 2001 he was Chairman of the Company’s Board; and was again named Chairman in June 2006. He previously held the position of Corporate Vice President of DeKalb Ag Research, a major agricultural genetics and energy company. He has management experience in animal biologics, specialized chemical research, medical instruments, aquaculture, animal nutrition, and poultry and livestock breeding and production.

Steven Quinlan

Mr. Steven J. Quinlan, CPA is Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Neogen Corporation. Mr. Quinlan joined Neogen Corporation in January 2011 as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In October 2011, he assumed the position of Secretary. From 1992 to 2010, Mr. Quinlan served in various accounting capacities with Michigan-based Detrex Corporation, a publicly held manufacturer of commercial and industrial pipe and specialty chemicals. He served as Vice President-Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Detrex from 2002 to 2010, responsible for all finance, accounting and external reporting. Before joining Detrex, he served in accounting and finance related positions at Price Waterhouse (1985-1989) and Ford Motor Company (1989-1992).

Terri Morrical

Ms. Terri A. Morrical is Vice President - Animal Safety Operations of Neogen Corporation. She joined Neogen Corporation in September 1992 as part of the Company’s acquisition of WTT, Incorporated. She has directed most aspects of the Company’s animal safety operations since she joined the Company and currently serves as Vice President in charge of all of the Company’s animal safety operations exclusive of Geneseek. From 1986 to 1991, she was Controller for Freeze Point Cold Storage Systems and concurrently served in the same capacity for Powercore, Inc. In 1990, she joined WTT, Incorporated as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and then became President, the position she held at the time Neogen acquired the business.

Edward Bradley

Mr. Edward L. Bradley is Vice President Food Safety Operations of Neogen Corporation. He joined Neogen in February 1995 as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for AMPCOR Diagnostics, Inc. In June 1996, he was made a Vice President of Neogen Corporation. Currently, Mr. Bradley is responsible for all activities focused on food safety products on a worldwide basis except research and development and Neogen Europe. From 1988 to 1995, Mr. Bradley served in several sales and marketing capacities for Mallinckrodt Animal Health, including the position of National Sales Manager for its Food Animal Products Division. Prior to joining Mallinckrodt, he held several sales and marketing positions for Stauffer Chemical Company.

Kenneth Kodilla

Mr. Kenneth V. Kodilla is Vice President - Manufacturing of Neogen Corporation. He joined Neogen in November 2003 as Vice President of Manufacturing. He has responsibility for all manufacturing, inventory management, shipping and quality system operations for the Company’s Food Safety Division in Lansing, Michigan. Prior to joining Neogen, Mr. Kodilla served as plant manager for Facet Technologies in Atlanta, Georgia from 2001, as Manufacturing Manager for Becton Dickinson and Difco Laboratories from 1988, and as Quality Manager for Lee Laboratories from 1984. Mr. Kodilla’s manufacturing and regulatory experience includes FDA/ISO regulated Class and diagnostic reagents and devices, high volume automated assembly and packaging, materials management and plant operations

Jason Lilly

Dr. Jason W. Lilly, Ph. D., MBA, is Vice President - Corporate Development of Neogen Corp. He joined the Company in June 2005 as Market Development Manager for Food Safety. In June 2009, he began to work in the Corporate Development group. He was named Vice President of Corporate Development in December 2011. Prior to joining Neogen, he served in various technical sales and marketing roles at Invitrogen Corporation. Dr. Lilly holds his Ph.D. in Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and an MBA in Integrative Management from Michigan State University. Dr. Lilly’s technical knowledge and business acumen provides the Company with a strong combination of merger and acquisition skills. .

Jennifer Rice

Dr. Jennifer A. Rice, Ph.D., is Vice President & Senior Research Director of Neogen Corp. She joined the Company in February 2009 as Senior Scientific Officer. In October 2010, she was named Vice President and Senior Research Director and has responsibility to manage and lead Neogen’s R&D portfolio. Prior to joining Neogen, Dr. Rice served as Animal Health Global Product Development Leader at Dow AgroSciences. From 1996 to 2004, she held Research Director Positions at Biocor Animal Health (2001-2004) and Merial Animal Health (1996-2001). Dr. Rice’s strong background in leading large global Research and Development teams brings a key management skill to Neogen.

Mark Mozola

Dr. Mark A. Mozola Ph.D., is Vice President - Research & Development of Neogen Corporation. He became Neogen’s Vice President of Research and Development in 2001 following the Company’s acquisition of GENE-TRAK Systems. He served in various technical and managerial positions at GENE-TRAK Systems for 16 years, most recently as General Manager. He has also served as a Laboratory Director for Silliker Laboratories. Dr. Mozola’s particular technical expertise is in the area of development of modern, rapid methods for the detection of foodborne pathogens

Jack Parnell

Mr. Jack C. Parnell is Lead Independent Director of Neogen Corporation. He was elected to the Board of Directors in October 1993 and as Chairman of the Board in October 2001. In 2006, Mr. Parnell resigned as Chairman, but remained a Director. Since 1991, he has held the position of Governmental Relations Advisor with the law firm of Kahn, Soares and Conway in Sacramento, California. In 1989, Mr. Parnell was appointed by President George H. W. Bush to serve as Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. From 1983 to 1989, he served in three different senior governmental positions for the state of California, including Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture from 1987 to 1989. Mr. Parnell’s service in senior governmental positions in the state of California and U.S. Department of Agriculture allows him to uniquely advise the Board and management on matters of government relations and regulation. It is because of this experience as well as his general business knowledge that he is most valuable as a member of the Board of Directors. See also

William Boehm

Dr. William T. Boehm, Ph.D., is an Independent Director of Neogen Corporation, since May 2011. Dr. William T. Boehm is a retired vice president of Kroger Co. and former senior economist for the President’s Council of Economic Advisors under President Carter. Dr. Boehm joined Kroger as Director of Economic Research, and held positions of increasing responsibility with that company until his retirement in 2008. During the 1990s, he held senior executive positions in both procurement and logistics with Kroger and was promoted to Senior Vice President of the Manufacturing Division in 2004. Dr. Boehm served on the Board of the International Dairy Foods Association and the Milk Industry Foundation, and was a member of the Council of Logistics Management and the Private Label Manufacturing Association. He currently serves on the Boards of Great Wide Logistics, a trucking and logistics services company, FLM, a strategic planning, issues management and advertising firm specializing in providing services to agricultural firms, and GLK Foods, a producer, processor and marketing firm specializing in sauerkraut. He remains active in professional associations and academia. Dr. Boehm’s wealth of experience in agriculture, and virtually all aspects of the food service industry, make him well qualified to serve on the Board of Directors.

Richard Crowder

Dr. Richard T. Crowder, Ph.D., is an Independent Director of Neogen Corporation, since 2009. He currently serves as Thornhill Professor of Agricultural Trade at Virginia Tech University. From September 2008 until June 30, 2013, he served as adjunct professor of Agricultural Economics at Virginia Tech University. From January 2006 until May 2007, he served as United States Chief Agriculture Negotiator with the rank of Ambassador. From May 2007 until April 2008, he served as a Senior Adviser to the United States Trade Representative. Prior to this appointment, he served as Chief Executive Officer of the American Seed Trade Association from 2002 to 2006. For five years, he served as Senior Vice President of International for DeKalb Genetics Corporation (later acquired by Monsanto) and for two years as Executive Vice President of Armour-Swift-Eckrich. He was appointed by President George H.W. Bush to serve from 1989 until 1992 as Under Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture responsible for international affairs and commodity programs. Dr. Crowder held various senior management positions with Pillsbury Company (now part of General Mills) for 14 years, including internal board level responsibilities with Burger King Corporation and Steak and Ale Corporation. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Farm Foundation and the advisory board of AGR Partners. He previously served on the Board of Directors of Soo Line Corporation, Penford Corporation, Commodity Credit Corporation, and Rural Telephone Bank. Dr. Crowder holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from Virginia Tech University and a Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University. Dr. Crowder’s more than 40 years of experience in the food, agriculture, and trade industries provides great value and insight to the Board of Directors.

A. Charles Fischer

Mr. A. Charles Fischer is an Independent Director of Neogen Corporation, since 2006. He served as President and CEO of Dow AgroSciences and as a member of Dow Chemical Company’s Executive Management Team until his retirement in 2004. He was elected to the Board of Directors of the Company in October 2006. Mr. Fischer’s career with Dow Chemical spanned 37 years and included assignments in South America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He served as president of CropLife International and CropLife America, as chairman of the National FFA Foundation and was associated in various capacities with the Central Indiana Life Sciences Initiative and the Biotechnology Industry Organization. Mr. Fischer’s management experience, and in particular his international experience, is most highly valued by the Board of Directors.

G. Bruce Papesh

Mr. G. Bruce Papesh is Independent Director of Neogen Corporation since October 1993. He was elected to the Board of Directors in October 1993 and was the Company’s Secretary from October 1994 to October 1999. Since 1987, Mr. Papesh has served as President of Dart, Papesh & Company Inc., member SIPC and FINRA, an investment consulting and financial services firm. Mr. Papesh also served until October 1, 2001 on the Board of Directors of Immucor, Inc., an immunodiagnostics company that manufactures and markets products for the human clinical blood bank industry. Mr. Papesh has experience in the investment securities industry and in financial analysis which contribute greatly to the Board of Directors.

Thomas Reed

Mr. Thomas H. Reed is Independent Director of Neogen Corporation since October 1995. He was elected to the Board of Directors in October 1995 and served as the Company’s Secretary from October 1999 to October 2007. From 2009 to 2010 he was a consultant to the President of JBS Packerland North America. From 2003 to 2009, Mr. Reed was Senior Vice President of JBS Packerland, a beef processing company and its successor companies, Smithfield Foods, Beef Division, and JBS Packerland North America. Prior to assuming that position, he served as Vice President of Michigan Livestock Exchange Marketing, a division of Southern States Cooperative, Inc. and prior to that as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Michigan Livestock Exchange. Mr. Reed is a former member of the Board of Directors of the National Livestock Producers Association and is a former chairman of the Michigan State University Board of Trustees. Mr. Reed’s experience in animal processing and general agriculture provide insight and value to the Board of Directors.

Clayton Yeutter

Dr. Clayton K. Yeutter, Ph.D., is an Independent Director of Neogen Corporation, since October 2007. Dr. Yeutter was first elected to the Board of Directors in October 2007. Dr. Yeutter was actively involved in his family’s ranching and cattle feeding operation in Nebraska until 2011. He currently serves as a senior adviser at the law firm Hogan Lovells. He has also served in sub-cabinet or cabinet-level positions under four presidents of the United States, with his last position as Secretary of Agriculture under President George H.W. Bush. Dr. Yeutter is a former CEO of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and he has also served on the Boards of Directors of Caterpillar, Texas Instruments, Weyerhaeuser Company, ConAgra Foods and Zurich Financial Services, among several others. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Burlington Capital Group and Rural Media Group, both privately held. As Neogen’s international trade has grown to a much higher level, his global insight is of great value to the management and the Board of Directors .

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