MEDFORD, Mass., September 30, 2013 — Agrivida, Inc., a biotechnology company developing technology for animal nutrition, cellulosic sugars from biomass and regulated industrial enzymes, announced today the election of Edward L. McMillan and Robert S. Bucklin to the company's Board of Directors.
Mr. McMillan was President and Chief Executive Officer of Purina Mills Inc., the United States' largest manufacturer and distributor of animal nutrition products. A leading figure in the animal nutrition industry, Mr. McMillan served on the board of directors of the American Feed Industry Association and as Chairman of the Board in 1993-94. He serves on the board of directors of several food and agri-business related companies including Balchem Corporation (NASDAQ: BCPC); Durvet, Inc.; Newco Enterprises, Inc.; Certified Hereford Beef, LLC; and Glencoe Capital L.L.C. Consumer Products Executive Network. Mr. McMillan also serves on the board of trustees of the Universityof Illinois.
Mr. Bucklin was Vice Chairman of North America Wholesale banking for Rabobank International. He was responsible for the Wholesale Clients business (Corporate Banking, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory) and Corporate Communications function in Rabobank's U.S., Canada, and Mexico banking operations. He retired in July 2013. Mr. Bucklin was a member of the Management Teams of Rabobank's North America Wholesale and global Wholesale Clients International divisions. He sat on the Management Development Committee, and for 17 years was a member of the Audit Committee, for Rabobank's North America Wholesale operations.
"Agrivida is commercializing its technology programs with multiple industry partners. I am excited that we are now adding Ed and Bob, with their strategic expertise in animal nutrition, food and agri-business financing to the Board." stated Mark Wong, CEO and Chairman, Agrivida.
About Agrivida, Inc.
Agrivida is developing and commercializing high-performance products that incorporate novel, regulated proteins precisely engineered for specific applications in a variety of markets, including animal feed and nutrition, bio-based fuels and chemicals, and industrial enzymes. We are transforming the economics of industrial and agricultural production through our pioneering use of regulated enzymes to develop higher-efficiency, lower-cost biomass feedstocks and intermediate inputs.