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Neogen Corp (NEOG.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

James Herbert

76 2006 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Richard Calk

53 2014 President, Chief Operating Officer

Steven Quinlan

53 2011 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President

Terri Morrical

51 2006 Vice President - Animal Safety

Edward Bradley

56 2006 Vice President Food Safety

Joseph Corbett

47 2014 Vice President - Animal Safety Sales & Operations

Melissa Herbert

52 Vice President - Support Services

Kenneth Kodilla

59 2003 Vice President - Manufacturing

Jason Lilly

42 2011 Vice President - Corporate Development

Jennifer Rice

55 2010 Vice President & Senior Research Director

Dwight Schroedter

59 2014 Vice President, Animal Safety Manufacturing

Mark Mozola

60 2001 Vice President - Research & Development

Jack Parnell

81 2006 Lead Independent Director

William Boehm

69 2011 Independent Director

A. Charles Fischer

74 2006 Independent Director

Ronald Green

55 2014 Independent Director

G. Bruce Papesh

69 1999 Independent Director

Thomas Reed

71 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. Mr. Herbert 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.

Richard Calk

Mr. Richard E. Calk, Jr., is President, Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Mr. Calk joined the Company as President and Chief Operating Officer in December 2014. He joined the Company after gaining extensive experience in a variety of senior leadership positions, including for food ingredient companies CP Kelco, Roquette America, and DSM Food Specialties. Mr. Calk has specialized in leading the resurgence of various companies’ brands by helping to modify simple food commodities to become value-added specialty ingredients to be used in foods and other products, and then expanding the global reach of those value-added ingredients. His experience includes establishing new operations throughout Asia, Europe, North and South America.

Steven Quinlan

Mr. Steven J. Quinlan, CPA, is Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Neogen Corporation. Mr. Quinlan joined Neogen in January 2011 as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Quinlan came to the Company following 19 years at Detrex Corporation (1992-2010), the last eight years serving as Vice President-Finance, CFO and Treasurer. He was Corporate Controller at Detrex from 1998-2001, and was Divisional Controller for a number of Detrex operating businesses from 1992-1997. Prior to joining Detrex, Mr. Quinlan was employed by Ford Motor Company from 1989 through 1991 as a Cost Analyst. He was on the audit staff at the public accounting firm Price Waterhouse (now PriceWaterhouseCoopers) from 1985-1989.

Terri Morrical

Ms. Terri A. Morrical is Vice President - Animal Safety of Neogen Corporation. She joined Neogen on September 1, 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 Neogen and currently serves as Vice President in charge of all of the Company’s Animal Safety operations excluding GeneSeek. From 1986 to 1991, Ms. Morrical 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 VP/CFO 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 of Neogen Corporation. He joined the Company in February 1995 as part of its acquisition of AMPCOR Diagnostics, Inc, where he served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. In June 1996, he was named a Vice President of Neogen. In June 2006, Mr. Bradley was named Vice President, Food Safety. From 1988 to 1995, Mr. Bradley served in several sales and marketing capacities for Mallinckrodt Animal Health, including the position of National Sales Manager in its Food Animal Products Division. Prior to joining Mallinckrodt, he held several sales and marketing positions for Stauffer Chemical Company.

Joseph Corbett

Mr. Joseph A. Corbett is Vice President - Animal Safety Sales & Operations of the Company. He joined Neogen in December 1993 as a sales representative in the Animal Safety operation based in Lexington, Kentucky. Prior to Neogen, he worked for the Marriott Corporation in sales and operations. He has served in various sales, marketing and operational roles in the Neogen Animal Safety group. Most recently, Mr. Corbett was Senior Director of Sales & Operations, Animal Safety and was responsible for all Animal Safety revenues excluding GeneSeek and Life Sciences. He was named Vice President, Animal Safety Sales and Operations in October 2014.

Melissa Herbert

Ms. Melissa K. Herbert is a Vice President - Support Services of the Company. She joined the Company in August 2005 as a sales representative in the Company’s Food Safety Division in Lansing, Michigan. In 2011, Ms. Herbert was named Manager of Industry Affairs, with oversight of regulatory issues for both the Food and Animal Safety divisions, and in June 2013, Director of Industry Affairs. She was named Vice President, Support Services, in October 2015. Support Services is focused on reinforcement of efforts of Neogen’s Food and Animal Safety Commercial Teams, specifically in the areas of Technical Service, Regulatory Affairs and Industry Affairs.

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. 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’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 research and development team. 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.

Dwight Schroedter

Mr. Dwight E. Schroedter is a Vice President, Animal Safety Manufacturing of the Company. He joined Neogen in January 1995 as the Research and Development Manager of the Animal Safety Division based in Lexington, Kentucky. He has served in a variety of technical, operational and sales roles as part of the Animal Safety Division and was named Vice President, Animal Safety Manufacturing in October 2014. Prior to joining Neogen, Mr. Schroedter managed the antibody development laboratory for the Ames Division of Miles, Incorporated.

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. Dr. Mozola retired on October 30, 2015.

Jack Parnell

Mr. Jack C. Parnell is an Lead Independent Director of Neogen Corporation. He was elected to the Board in October 1993 and was elected 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.

William Boehm

Dr. William T. Boehm, Ph.D., is an Independent Director of Neogen Corporation, since May 2011. Dr. Boehm is a retired Senior Vice President of The Kroger Co. and former Senior Economist for the President’s Council of Economic Advisors under President Carter. Dr. Boehm joined Kroger in 1981 as Director of Economic Research and held positions of increasing responsibility with that company until his retirement in 2008. During the 1990’s, he held senior executive positions in both Procurement and Logistics and was made Senior Vice President and a Corporate Officer. In 2004, Dr. Boehm was promoted to President of the Kroger Manufacturing Division. He served on the Board of Greatwide Logistics, a logistics services company, from 2009-2015 and currently serves on the boards of FLM+, a strategic planning, issues management and advertising firm working exclusively with farm and food clients, and GLK Foods, a producer, processor and marketing company 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.

A. Charles Fischer

Mr. A. Charles Fischer is an Independent Director of Neogen Corporation, since 2006. Mr. Fischer 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 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 highly valued by the Board.

Ronald Green

Dr. Ronald Green, Ph.D., is Independent Director of Neogen Corporation. Dr. Green was appointed Chancellor of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in April 2016. Prior to that appointment, he was the Harlan Vice Chancellor of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources and Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources of the University of Nebraska system since 2010. He served as senior global director of technical services at Pfizer Animal Health’s animal genomics business from 2008 to 2010. He was on faculty at Texas Tech University and Colorado State, and was the national program leader for animal production research for the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service and executive secretary of the White House’s interagency working group on animal genomics within the National Science and Technology Council. In that role, he was a leader in the international bovine, porcine and ovine genome sequencing projects. Dr. Green is a past president of the American Society of Animal Science (“ASAS”) and the National Block and Bridle Club, and has served in a number of leadership positions for the U.S. Beef Improvement Federation, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, National Pork Board, Federated Animal Science Societies, and the National Research Council. He was named a fellow of ASAS in 2014. Dr. Green’s experience in genomics and animal production research brings great value and insight to the Board.

G. Bruce Papesh

Mr. G. Bruce Papesh is an Independent Director of Neogen Corporation since October 1993. Since 1987, Mr. Papesh was elected to the Board 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 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 contributes greatly to the Board.

Thomas Reed

Mr. Thomas H. Reed is Independent Director of Neogen Corporation since October 1995. He was elected to the Board 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 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.