Elin D. Miller Elected to Marrone Bio Innovations Board


Source: Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI)

DAVIS, Calif., July 20, 2011 /PR Newswire/ -- Marrone Bio Innovations, a leading provider of effective and environmentally friendly natural pest management products, is pleased to announce the appointment of Elin D. Miller to its Board of Directors.

'The company will benefit greatly from Elin's leadership and advice,' said Pam Marrone, Founder and CEO of the company. 'Her broad knowledge and management experience in both the business and regulatory aspects of the agricultural industry are very well-known and respected.'

Miller currently serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the biopesticide company Vestaron Corporation, Kalamazoo, MI. From 2006 to 2009, she accepted a Presidential appointment as Regional Administrator of the EPA in Region 10, where she successfully led and developed strategic direction for all aspects of enforcement and implementation of US Environmental Law.  Prior to that she led Arysta Lifesciences as President and CEO of North America and Australasia. Before Arysta, Elin held various positions including Global Vice President of Public Affairs and Vice President, Pest Management and Vice President, Asia Pacific for Dow Agrosciences/Dow Chemical. Elin's early career included directing the CA Department of Conservation and serving as Chief Deputy Director of the Department of Pesticide Regulation at CalEPA.

Ms Miller holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agronomy/Plant Protection. She also served as National VP Future Farmers of America (FFA), later as Chairman of the Board of RISE, and on the Boards of CropLife America and American Farmland Trust.  Miller also has received numerous awards and honors, including theLea Hitchner Award, the highest honor in the crop protection industry for life long contributions. She currently serves as Vice Chair of the National FFA Individual Giving Council, the local Umpqua Community Development Corporation and was recently elected to the Umpqua Community College Board of Trustees.

About Marrone Bio Innovations

Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI) discovers, develops and markets effective and environmentally responsible natural products that fill unmet needs for weed, plant disease, pest and water resource management. MBI's effective and safe products come from a combination of in-licensed technology and its own R&D discovery. MBI has an impressive pipeline of new products waiting approval at the EPA, including two insecticides, two herbicides and Zequanox,™  a natural product for controlling invasive zebra and quagga mussels in fresh waterways. MBI has several new nematicide, insecticide, fungicide and herbicide candidates from its discovery screen.  In addition to its award-winning Regalia® Biofungicide, MBI currently markets GreenMatch®Burndown Herbicide for weed control in organic crop production.  For more information about Marrone Bio Innovations, please go to www.marronebio.com

SOURCE Marrone Bio Innovations

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