Michael F. Brigham President and Chief Executive Officer, Director
Mr. Brigham was appointed to serve as President and Chief Executive Officer in February 2000, while maintaining the titles of Treasurer and Secretary, and was appointed to serve as a Director of the Company in March 1999. He previously had been elected Vice President of the Company in December 1998 and had served as Chief Financial Officer since October 1991. He has served as Secretary since December 1995 and as Treasurer since October 1991. Prior to that, he served as Director of Finance and Administration since originally joining the Company in September 1989. Mr. Brigham has been a member of the Board of Directors of the United Way of York County since 2012, serving as its Treasurer until June 2016 and is presently Vice Chair of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Governance Committee. Mr. Brigham served as the Treasurer of the Board of Trustees of the Kennebunk Free Library from 2005 to 2011. He re-joined the Finance Committee of the library in 2012. Prior to joining the Company, he was employed as an audit manager for the public accounting firm of Ernst & Young. Mr. Brigham earned his Masters in Business Administration from New York University in 1989.
Bobbi Jo Brockmann Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Director
Ms. Brockmann was appointed to the Board of Directors in March 2017 and was promoted to Vice President of Sales and Marketing in February 2015. She joined the Company as Director of Sales and Marketing in January 2010. Prior to that, she had been employed as Director of Sales since May 2008 and Sales Manager from February 2004 to April 2008 at APC, Inc. of Ankeny, Iowa, a developer and marketer of functional protein products for animal health and nutrition. Prior to that, she held other sales and marketing positions at APC, W & G Marketing Company, Inc. of Ames, Iowa, The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology of Ames, Iowa and Meyocks Group Advertising of West Des Moines, Iowa after graduating from Iowa State University.
Joseph H. Crabb, Ph.D. Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer, Director
Dr. Crabb served as Chair of the Board of Directors from June 2009 to February 2013. He was appointed a Director of the Company in March 2001, having previously served in that capacity during the period from March 1999 until February 2000. Before that, he was elected Vice President of the Company in December 1998, while maintaining the title of Chief Scientific Officer. He has served as Chief Scientific Officer since September 1998. Prior to that, he served as Vice President of Research and Development since March 1996. Prior to that, he served as Director of Research and Development and Senior Scientist since originally joining the Company in November 1988. Concurrent with his employment, he has served on national study sections and advisory panels, served as a peer reviewer, and held several adjunct faculty positions. Prior to joining the Company in 1988, Dr. Crabb earned his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Dartmouth Medical School and completed postdoctoral studies in microbial pathogenesis at Harvard Medical School, where he also served on the faculty.
Elizabeth L. Williams Vice President of Manufacturing Operations
Ms. Williams joined the Company during the second quarter of 2016 as Vice President of Manufacturing Operations. Previously, she led the U.S. Region for Zoetis as Vice President, Global Manufacturing and Supply. Prior to that, she held multiple Site Leader positions at Pfizer Animal Health facilities in Lincoln, Nebraska (2008-2011), Conshohocken, Pennsylvania (2006-2008) and Lee’s Summit, Missouri (2003-2006). She led the manufacturing organization (1999-2003) and the Process and Product Development group (1995-1999), achieving registration, approval and successful scale-up of five new products at the Lee’s Summit facility. She earned her Masters of Business Administration from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri and her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Missouri.
David S. Cunningham Director
Mr. Cunningham is a member of the Audit Committee and the Nominating Committee of the Board of Directors. He has been Chief Operating Officer of Axxiom Consulting LLC (which firm has no direct or indirect material interest in the transactions of Axxiom LLC, which firm has been engaged to provide consulting services to the Company) since January 2013. He was President and CEO of Teva Animal Health from May 2009 through December 2012. He was Vice President of Agri Laboratories, Ltd. of St Joseph, Missouri from 2003 to November 2008. Prior to that, he held several management related positions with Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. and Hoechst-Roussel Agri-Vet from 1990 to 2003.
Linda Rhodes, V.M.D, Ph.D Director
Dr. Rhodes is Chair of the Compensation and Stock Option Committee of the Board of Directors. She retired from her position as Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) of Aratana Therapeutics, a public animal health company that is developing and commercializing pet therapeutics (Aratana), on May 15, 2016. Dr. Rhodes served as a member of Aratana’s Board of Directors from February 2011 to March 2014. Prior to her role as CSO, she served as CEO of the company from February 2011 through September 2012. From 2001 to 2010, she was a founding partner and Vice President of AlcheraBio, LLC, an animal health consulting and contract research firm, which firm was acquired in October 2008 by Argenta, a New Zealand animal health formulations and contract manufacturing organization (operating as AlcheraBio in the United States). She is an adjunct professor for the Graduate School of Animal Science at Rutgers University and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Alliance for Contraception in Cats and Dogs (a non-profit organization). From 1998 to 2001, she was a Director of Development Projects and New Technology Assessment at Merial Ltd. Prior to that, she held various research positions at Merck Research Laboratories and Sterling Drug Company. She held several teaching positions and worked as a bovine veterinarian in private practice. She earned her Ph.D. in Physiology/Immunology from Cornell University and her V.M.D. from the Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.
Jonathan E. Rothschild Director
Mr. Rothschild is a member of the Audit Committee and the Compensation and Stock Option Committee of the Board of Directors. Since 1981, he has been President and CEO of Arterio, Inc., of Concord, California, a vitamin and supplement company that does business as Ecological Formulas. Mr. Rothschild served on the Board of Directors of CCA Industries, Inc. of East Rutherford, New Jersey (a developer and marketer of health and beauty products) from August 2012 through December 2014. He served as a director of the Anne Frank Center USA, a not-for-profit organization, from 1994 to 2017. He served as a director and Chief Financial Officer of Cistron Biotechnology from 1999 until it was acquired by Celltech, PLC in November 2000.
David S. Tomsche, D.V.M. Chair of the Board
Dr. Tomsche was appointed to serve as Chair of the Board of Directors in February 2013 and is a member of the Nominating Committee of the Board of Directors and serves as Chair of that committee. He served on the Audit Committee from February 25, 2014 through March 31, 2014. He is a large animal veterinarian and owner of Leedstone Inc. (formerly Stearns Veterinary Outlet, Inc., an animal health distribution and milking system installation company) and of J-t Enterprises of Melrose, Inc., an exporter of ImmuCell products. He served as a director of VetPharm, Inc., an animal health products distributor, from 1995 until the company was sold in 2007. He also is a dairy producer. He obtained his degrees from the University of Minnesota.
Paul R. Wainman Director
Mr. Wainman was appointed to the Board of Directors on March 31, 2014 and is a member of the Audit Committee and serves as Chair of that committee. He qualifies to serve as a “financial expert” given his background in accounting and finance. Mr. Wainman has served as Chief Financial Officer of Hancock Lumber since February 2016. From April 2015 until February 2016, he was a business strategy and financial consultant specializing in the paper and greeting card industry. Prior to that, he was President of Kleinfeld Paper of Billerica, Massachusetts, a personalized wedding stationery company, from September 2013 until April 2015. From 2005 to 2012, he was President and CEO of William Arthur, Inc., a division of Hallmark Cards, located in Kennebunk, Maine where he led a 275-employee manufacturer of luxury stationery products. Prior to that, he served another division of Hallmark Cards as CFO and COO from 1998 to 2004. Mr. Wainman serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Education Foundation of the Kennebunks and Arundel. He obtained a degree in Accounting and Financial Control from Sheffield City University in England and qualified as a Chartered Accountant of England and Wales in 1990.