George Kerckhove has been appointed to the Marrone Bio Innovations’ board of directors. MBI is a Davis-based company that focuses on bio-based pest management and plant health products.
“George has tremendous expertise in public company manufacturing, international operations and finance,” said Pam Marrone, founder and CEO of the company. “His board experience coupled with his business acumen will make George a very valuable addition to our board of directors.”
Kerckhove’s recent professional experience includes more than 12 years with American Standard Companies, where he served as vice president and chief financial officer, executive VP and global sector manager of 21 countries and president and general manager of the European Division.
Prior to that, he served in a variety of positions more than a 25-year tenure with The Trane Company in LaCrosse, Wis., from product manager to VP and general manager of the Process Equipment Division, and finally executive VP and general manager of both the U.S. and International Commercial Equipment Divisions.
Boards on which Kerckhove has served include Merix Corp. in Oregon where he chaired the audit committee; Wellspring International in California; and American Standard Companies in New Jersey.
Kerckhove earned bachelor’s degrees in agricultural engineering and mechanical engineering, a master’s degree in mechanical engineering, and an MBA, all from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.