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Marrone Bio Innovations Inc (MBII.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Robert Woods

2018 Chairman of the Board

James Boyd

62 2017 President, Chief Financial Officer

Pamela Marrone

59 2015 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Linda Moore

69 2017 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Brian Ahrens

44 2014 Vice President of Sales

Nancy Hood

55 2015 Vice President - Marketing

Timothy Johnson

59 2015 Vice President - Field Development and Technical Services

Keith Pitts

52 2008 Vice President - Regulatory and Government Affairs

Amit Vasavada

61 2014 Vice President - Research and Development

Kevin Hammill

51 2018 Chief Commercial Officer

Keith McGovern

2018 Director

Zachary Wochok

73 2016 Director

Stuart Woolf

2018 Director

George Kerckhove

79 2014 Independent Director

Yogesh Mago

2018 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Robert Woods

Mr. Robert G. Woods is Chairman of the Board of the company. He has more than fifty years of experience in agribusiness and agriculture products. Since 2012, Mr. Woods has served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Targeted Growth Inc., a biotechnology firm focused on improving yield in agronomic crops. Prior to that, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Athena Biotechnologies, Inc., Chairman of Syngenta Corporation, Group President for Zeneca Ag Products and CEO of Garst Seed Company. He has been a consultant and advisor with Gowan Company since 2004 and currently serves on the board of directors as a member of the audit and compensation committees. From 2007 to 2016, Mr. Woods was a consultant and board member with Vertellus Specialties Inc. Mr. Woods has a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture and Horticulture from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

James Boyd

Mr. James B. Boyd is President, Chief Financial Officer of the Company. He was appointed as Chief Financial Officer effective February 2014, Assistant Secretary effective March 2014 and Senior Vice President effective December 2015. Mr. Boyd previously served as chief financial officer of Quantenna Communications and Link-A-Media Devices, both venture capital backed companies, from 2012 to 2013 and from 2010 to 2012, respectively. From 2007 to 2010, he served as chief financial officer and senior vice president of Silicon Storage Technology and from 2000 to 2007, Mr. Boyd served as chief financial officer and senior vice president of ESS Technology, both NASDAQ listed companies. Mr. Boyd earned an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Wisconsin and a J.D. from Golden Gate University.

Pamela Marrone

Dr. Pamela G. Marrone, Ph.D. is Chief Executive Officer, Director of Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc., She is our founder and has served as our Chief Executive Officer and has been a member of our board of directors since our inception in 2006 and as our President during that period except from January 2015 through August 2015. Prior to founding the Company, in 1995 Dr. Marrone founded AgraQuest, Inc. (acquired by Bayer), where she served as chief executive officer until May 2004 and as president or chairman from such time until March 2006, and where she led teams that discovered and commercialized several bio-based pest management products. She served as founding president and business unit head for Entotech, Inc., a biopesticide subsidiary of Denmark-based Novo Nordisk A/S (acquired by Abbott Laboratories), from 1990 to 1995, and held various positions at the Monsanto Company from 1983 until 1990, where she led the Insect Biology Group, which was involved in pioneering projects in transgenic crops, natural products and microbial pesticides. Dr. Marrone is an author of over a dozen invited publications, is in demand as a speaker and has served on the boards and advisory councils of numerous professional and academic organizations. In 2013, Dr. Marrone was named the Sacramento region’s “Executive of the Year” by the Sacramento Business Journal and “Cleantech Innovator of the Year” by the Sacramento Area Regional Technology Alliance and Best Manager with Strategic Vision by Agrow in 2014. Dr. Marrone earned a B.S. in Entomology from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in Entomology from North Carolina State University.

Linda Moore

Ms. Linda V. Moore is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. She was appointed as General Counsel, Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer effective March 2014 and Senior Vice President effective December 2015. Ms. Moore co-founded The Moore Group, where she served as principal from 2005 to 2007, during which time she also served as chief operating officer and general counsel of Mobius Photonics, and 2009 to 2014. From 2007 to 2009, Ms. Moore served as executive vice president, general counsel, chief compliance officer and secretary of Merix Corporation. Ms. Moore has served as an Executive Mentor to Astia (formerly Women’s Technology Cluster) and as a member of the Advisory Board for Remedy Interactive and Opportunity Works. She has also taught at the University of Detroit Mercy and Santa Clara University as an adjunct professor. Ms. Moore earned a J.D. at Michigan State University School of Law.

Brian Ahrens

Mr. Brian R. Ahrens is Vice President of Sales of the Company since October 2014. Previously, from 2005 to 2014 Mr. Ahrens served in various positions, including strategic business leader and innovation leader, at ADAMA (previously MANA), a crop protection solutions company. From 2003 to 2005, he served in various positions, including global strategic marketing manager, at BASF, a leading chemical producer. Mr. Ahrens earned a B.A. in Agriculture Business from Iowa State University.

Nancy Hood

Ms. Nancy Hood is Vice President - Marketing of the Company. She was appointed as Vice President of Marketing in December 2015. In 2012, Ms. Hood founded Silverlake Consulting where she served as a consultant. Ms. Hood served as Director of Marketing Communication & Public Affairs at ArborGen from June 2008 to July 2012. From April 2006 to January 2008, Ms. Hood served as Vice President of Integer Group. Ms. Hood earned a B.A. Technical Writing and Agricultural Economics from Texas Tech University.

Timothy Johnson

Mr. Timothy B. Johnson, Ph.D. is Vice President - Field Development and Technical Services of the company since August 2015. Dr. Johnson previously served as our Global Product Development Director, Product Development Manager and Eastern U.S. Product Development Manager from June 2011 to August 2015, May 2009 to June 2011 and November 2009 to May 2009, respectively. From June 2002 to November 2008, Dr. Johnson served as manager of commercial development for Plato Industries, Ltd. Dr. Johnson earned a B.S. in Entomology and Pest Management from Iowa State University, an M.S. in Entomology from Iowa State University and a Ph.D. in Entomology from Purdue University.

Keith Pitts

Mr. Keith J. Pitts is Vice President - Regulatory and Government Affairs of the Company since July 2008. Previously, from January 2001 to June 2007, Mr. Pitts served as Director of Public Policy at the Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology, a non-partisan research and policy organization based in Washington, D.C. From 1986 to 2001, Mr. Pitts worked in senior legislative, administrative, regulatory and public policy roles in both the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the House Committee on Agriculture. Mr. Pitts earned a B.A. in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina.

Amit Vasavada

Dr. Amit Vasavada, Ph.D. is Vice President - Research and Development of the company since March 2014. From 2009 to 2014, Dr. Vasavada served as a program manager at General Atomics. Since 2006, Dr. Vasavada has served on the scientific advisory board of Vaxiion Therapeutics and from 2008 to 2014 served as scientific advisor to NewCos, an applied microbiology and algae-based technology development company. Dr. Vasavada earned a B.S. in microbiology from Gujarat University, an M.S. in microbiology from University of Louisiana and a Ph.D. in applied microbiology from University of California, Davis.

Kevin Hammill

Mr. Kevin Hammill is Chief Commercial Officer of the company. He previously served as chief operating officer of Pivot Bio, a crop nutrition company, from January 2016 to April 2018. Prior to Pivot Bio, from 2004 to January 2016, Mr. Hammill served in various roles at Valent USA (a division of Sumitomo Chemical), including as vice president of Agriculture Business Operations and Strategy and as the senior director for U.S. Marketing. In addition to these positions, Mr. Hammill served as a member on the board of directors of Valent USA from January 2015 to January 2016. From 1992 to 2004, Mr. Hammill held multiple positions at BASF, a major chemical company, and American Cynamid (acquired by BASF in 2000). Mr. Hammill earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture and a Master’s degree in Agriculture Business from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada.

Keith McGovern

Mr. Keith McGovern is Director of the Company. McGovern has over 30 years of experience in the agriculture industry, specializing in leading commercial potato farming and potato processing operations. He is President of R.D. Offutt Farms, a division of R.D. Offutt Company, one of the largest farming and food processing concerns in the United States. Mr. McGovern joined R.D. Offutt Company in August 1988. Mr. McGovern serves on the Management Committee of Lamb-Weston/RDO Frozen, a joint venture frozen potato product processing plant. He also serves on the Board of Alliance for Potato Research and Education, and on the Board of Governors of Idahoan Foods, LLC, a major producer of potato flake products. McGovern is a graduate of Embry Riddle Aeronautical University with a degree in Aeronautical Science.

Zachary Wochok

Dr. Zachary S. Wochok is Director of the Company. He has served as president and founder of The Wochok Group, LLC, a management consulting firm, since October 2011. For over 25 years, Dr. Wochok has held executive positions in the agribusiness, biotechnology and food industries, including service as chairman of PGP International, Inc., a food ingredients company, from April 2011 to October 2011 and as its chief executive officer from February 1996 to March 2011, as the chairman and chief executive officer of NURTURE, Inc., as president and chief operating officer of Calgene, Inc., which was then publicly traded, and as the chief executive officer of Plant Genetics during which time the company completed an initial public offering and later merged with Calgene, Inc., creating the largest plant biotechnology company in the United States. He has also served as business development manager in the new ventures department at Monsanto and a lead scientist for Weyerhaeuser Company. Dr. Wochok began his career as a professor of biology at the University of Alabama, following an NIH funded post-doctoral position at Yale University. Dr. Wochok received a B.S. in Biology from LaSalle University, an M.S. in Biology from Villanova University and a Ph.D. in Cell Biology and Plant Physiology from the University of Connecticut.

Stuart Woolf

Mr. Stuart Woolf is Director of the Company. Mr. Woolf has served as President and CEO of Woolf Farming & Processing since 2002. He also serves as the Managing Partner for Harris Woolf California Almonds, a processor and handler of raw almonds, and Los Gatos Tomato Products, which manufactures bulk tomato paste for industrial users. Mr. Woolf has served as Chairman of the California League of Food Processors, the Almond Board of California, and of the University of California President’s Commission of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Mr. Woolf currently serves on the board of Ruiz Food Products and Western Growers Association. Mr. Woolf received a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from the University of California at Berkeley and an MBA at Boston College.

George Kerckhove

Mr. George H. Kerckhove is Independent Director of Marrone Bio Inventions Inc., effective July 1, 2014. He has served on the board of directors for Gundersen Medical Foundation since 2010 and previously served on the board of directors for Merix Corporation, where he chaired the audit committee, Wellspring International, American Standard Companies and the Mississippi Valley Conservancy Land Trust. He worked with the American Standard Companies from 1988 through 2000, where he served as VP and chief financial officer, executive VP and global sector manager of various countries and president and general manager of the European Division. Prior to that, he served in a variety of positions from 1962 through 1987 with The Trane Company, from product manager in several product departments, VP and general manager, Process Equipment Division, and executive VP and general manager of both the US and International Commercial Equipment Divisions. Mr. Kerckhove received Bachelor of Science degrees in Agricultural Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, a Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering, and an MBA, all from the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

Yogesh Mago

Mr. Yogesh Mago is Independent Director of the company. He is a Consultant for Ospraie Management LLC, has over a decade of experience in fundamental, bottom-up investing across a variety of industries globally, including agriculture, travel, consumer, transportation, industrials and real estate. Previously, Mr. Mago worked as a Senior Investment Analyst at hedge funds Ospraie Management LLC and Merchants’ Gate Capital LP. He is also the portfolio manager, founder and Managing Partner of Eunonia Management LLC and Eunoia Investment Fund LP, a value-oriented investment company, and the Co-Founder of Operation Water, a nonprofit organization that aims to deliver sustainable access to clean water in impoverished countries through the development of scalable infrastructure projects. Mr. Mago has a bachelor’s degree in Finance and International Business from New York University.