Board of Directors
Richard J. Clothier - Non-Executive Chairman of the Board
Ronald L. Stotish, PhD - President and Chief Executive Officer
Thomas U. Barton – Non-Executive Director
Richard L. Huber - Non-Executive Director
Thomas R. Kasser, PhD – Non-Executive Director
Rick Sterling – Non-Executive Director
James C. Turk, Jr. – Non-Executive Director
|Richard J. Clothier
Non-Executive Chairman of the Board
Chairman, Corporate Governance and Nominations Committee
Richard J. Clothier has served as Chairman of the Board of AquaBounty since April 2006. Mr. Clothier was recently appointed Chairman of Exosect and he has also served as Chairman of Robinson Plc since 2004 and of Spearhead International Ltd since 2005. He recently retired as Group Chief Executive of PGI Group Plc, an international agricultural products producer, following 20 years with the Dalgety Plc where he was Group CEO until 1997. He holds a BSc in Agriculture from Natal University and an AMP from Harvard Business School.
|Ronald L. Stotish, PhD
President and Chief Executive Officer
Ronald L. Stotish was appointed an Executive Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of AquaBounty Technologies in May 2008. Dr. Stotish joined AquaBounty in 2006 as Vice President for Regulatory Affairs, and most recently was Senior Vice President for R&D and Regulatory Affairs. Prior to joining AquaBounty, Dr. Stotish was Executive Vice President for R&D at MetaMorphix, Inc. He has served as Vice President for Pharmaceutical Research and Development at Fort Dodge Animal Health, and held a variety of positions at American Cyanamid. He began his career in research at Merck. Dr. Stotish has degrees in biochemistry and over 40 years experience in the discovery, development, and commercialization of new animal health products.
|Thomas U. Barton
Thomas U. Barton joined the Board of AquaBounty in February 2013. He is co-founder of White Rock Capital Texas, Inc. and a managing partner of White Rock Capital Management, L.P., an investment advisory firm. He brings over 35 years experience in the investment field. He received his undergraduate degree from Mercer University and his MBA from Vanderbilt University.
|Richard L. Huber
Chairman, Audit Committee
Member, Compensation Committee
Richard Huber joined the Board of AquaBounty after the Company’s public offering in 2006. Mr. Huber is the former Chairman, President and CEO of Aetna, a major U.S, health insurer, and is currently an independent investor in a number of companies operating in a wide range of businesses, mainly in South America. Following a 40 year career in the financial services industry, Mr. Huber now serves as a Director of Viña San Rafael & Invina, both non-public wine producers in Chile. Previously, he served on the Boards of Gafisa, the largest integrated residential housing developer in Brazil, and Antarctic Shipping SA of Chile, as well as several other companies in the U.S. and elsewhere in the world. He holds an AB in Chemistry from Harvard.
Thomas R. Kasser, PhD
Member, Audit Committee
Rick Sterling joined the Board of AquaBounty in September 2013. He is the Chief Financial Officer at Intrexon. Prior to joining Intrexon, he was with KPMG where he worked in the audit practice for over 17 years, with a client base primarily in the healthcare, technology and manufacturing industries. Mr. Sterling’s experience includes serving clients in both the private and public sector, including significant experience with SEC filings and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. He has a B.S. in Accounting and Finance from Virginia Tech and is a licensed CPA.
|James C. Turk, Jr.
James Turk joined the Board of AquaBounty in February 2013. Mr. Turk has served as a partner in the firm Harrison & Turk, P.C. since 1987, having practiced two years before that with other firms. He has previously served as a member of the board of directors for multiple companies and foundations including Intrexon Corporation, the New River Community College Education Foundation, and the Virginia Student Assistance Authorities. He presently holds Board appointments to SunTrust Bank, Synchrony Inc., the Virginia Tech Athletic Foundation, and the Roanoke College President’s Advisory Board. Mr. Turk received a B.A. from Roanoke College and a J.D. from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University.