RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 22, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBII), an international leader in sustainable bioprotection and plant health solutions, announced today a transition of its Chief Financial Officer role. Current CFO Sue Cheung has chosen to resign for personal reasons, effective March 9, 2022. LaDon Johnson, a director with CFO Systems, has been appointed interim CFO on a consulting basis while the company begins a national search for a permanent CFO.
“We appreciate Sue’s contributions to Marrone Bio over the past year, and wish her the best,” said Chief Executive Officer Kevin Helash. “I have full confidence in LaDon and our finance organization, and expect the transition to be seamless.”
Mr. Johnson has more than 30 years of experience in global corporate finance in the agriculture, food, renewables and biotechnology sectors. Previous roles include serving as CFO for an international biotechnology company and as Managing Director and CFO for the fifth largest crop seed company in the world.
Helash added, “We welcome LaDon to the company and look forward to gaining from his insights and experience in finance for global agricultural companies during the coming months as we manage the transition and recruit a permanent CFO.”
About Marrone Bio Innovations
Marrone Bio Innovations Inc. (NASDAQ: MBII) is a growth-oriented agricultural company leading the movement to environmentally sustainable farming practices through the discovery, development and sale of innovative biological products for crop protection, crop health and crop nutrition. Our portfolio of 18 products helps customers operate more sustainably while increasing their return on investment. The company’s commercial products are sold globally and supported by a robust portfolio of more than 500 issued and pending patents. Our end markets include row crops; fruits and vegetables; trees, nuts and vines; and greenhouse production. Marrone Bio’s research and development program uses proprietary technologies to isolate and screen naturally occurring microorganisms and plant extracts to create new, environmentally sound solutions in agriculture.
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Marrone Bio Innovations Forward Looking Statements
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