Investor Relations

Committee Composition

  Audit Nominating and Governance Compensation
Tim Fogarty Chairman of the Board Member of Audit Committee   Member of Compensation Committee
Michael Benoff Member of Audit Committee   Committee Chair for Compensation Committee
George Kerckhove Committee Chair for Audit Committee    
Richard Rominger   Committee Chair for Nominating and Governance Committee Member of Compensation Committee
Dr. Kathleen A. Merrigan   Member of Nominating and Governance Committee  
Dr. Zach Wochok   Member of Nominating and Governance Committee Member of Compensation Committee
Board Member

Dr. Wochok joined the Board in 2016. He is currently President and Founder of the consulting company The Wochok Group, LLC. Previously he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PGP International, Inc., a a 250+ employee stand-alone company of ABF Ingredients Company, a division of Associated British Foods, based in Woodland, CA. Before that, he also served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NURTURE, Inc. (in Missoula, MT), as President and Chief Operating Officer of Calgene, Inc., which was then publicly traded, and as the Chief Executive Officer of Plant Genetics, Inc. (also of Davis, CA), 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 currently serves as Chairman of UC Davis’ California Institute of Food and Agricultural Research. He also serves as Industry Advisor to Michaelson Capital and is Director/Board Advisor, to Nucelis, Inc. and Cibus Global in San Diego, CA. Previously he served on the Board of Advisors for the biopesticide company, Phyllom, Inc.

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. Wochock received his Ph.D. in Cell Biology and Plant Physiology from the University of Connecticut, an M.S. in Biology from Villanova University and a B.S. in Biology from La Salle University.


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