Cool Planet adds to its board of directors

By |  January 7, 2019 0 Comments
Rik Miller (Photo: Cool Planet)

Rik Miller (Photo: Cool Planet)

Cool Planet announced multiple changes to its board of directors.

The company appointed Rik Miller, the former president of DuPont Crop Protection, as chairman of the company’s board of directors. He will replace Howard Janzen as chairman. Janzen, the ex-CEO of Cool Planet, will remain on the board.

The company also added a new director, Dr. Dwight Armstrong, the former CEO of National FFA Organization and vice president of the Global Group at Provimi, an animal nutrition company. Armstrong will replace Dennis Weibling, who has resigned from the board to facilitate the change to a heightened agricultural focused board of directors. All board changes will go into effect immediately.

Dwight Armstrong (Photo: Cool Planet)

Dwight Armstrong (Photo: Cool Planet)

Since joining Cool Planet’s board of directors in 2017, Miller has been a valuable strategic leader. His experience helped guide the company’s strategic growth plan, research and development investment and sales and marketing strategy for its soil health product line, Cool Terra, as well as the company’s emerging seed germination and early plant establishment and biological delivery technologies.

“Rik brings tremendous credibility and strategic vision to our board of directors, and when coupled with his successful background at DuPont in developing and launching globally relevant ag products, he is a natural fit to be chairman of our board,” said Cool Planet CEO Jim Loar. “Rik’s leadership comes at an exciting time in our company’s history as we ramp up production to fulfill growing customer demand for Cool Terra and continue to develop and prepare for the launch of our exciting new biological delivery and seed germination technologies.”

With experience at Provimi leading the operations and acquisitions of multiple nutritional brands, Armstrong brings experience, knowledge and connections in the agriculture and animal nutrition markets. He will help progress Cool Planet’s agribusiness partnerships and further develop its animal nutrition and probiotic technology product line, Cool Fauna, according to the company.

“Cool Planet takes an innovative, science-based approach to research and development that is progressive and provides growers and producers tools that result in a more productive, profitable and sustainable future,” Armstrong said. “I’m excited to join this exceptional team and help them reach more producers with their transformational technology.”

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