Molly A. Hemmeter, CEO
Ms. Hemmeter serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Landec and has been with the company since 2009. Prior to joining Landec, Ms. Hemmeter was Vice President of Global Marketing and New Business Development for the Performance Materials division of Ashland, Inc., a global specialty chemicals company. Prior to joining Ashland, Inc., Ms. Hemmeter held various executive positions at Siterra Corporation, Bausch & Lomb and Eli Lilly & Company. Ms Hemmeter holds BES and MEng degrees in chemical engineering from the University of Louisville and an MBA from Harvard.
Gregory S. Skinner, CFO
Mr. Skinner serves as Landec’s Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Administration and has been with the company since 1996 where he originally was hired as the company’s Controller. Prior to joining Landec, Mr. Skinner was Controller of DNA Plant Technology, an early pioneer in applying transgenic biotechnology to problems in agriculture. Mr. Skinner has also held various positions with Litton Electron Devices, Litton Industries, and Arthur Anderson & Company. Mr. Skinner holds a BS in accounting from Tulsa University.
Ronald L. Midyett, COO
Mr. Midyett serves as Landec’s Chief Operating Officer. Prior to this, Mr. Midyett served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Apio, Landec’s fresh-cut produce and food packaging technology subsidiary and has been with the company since 2005. Prior to joining Apio, Mr. Midyett was Senior Vice President of Operations for Dole Fresh Vegetables. Mr. Midyett has over 24 years of technology and operations experience in the produce industry. Mr. Midyett currently serves as a member of the board of directors of the United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association and Windset Farms. Mr. Midyett holds a BS in Food Biochemistry from University of California Davis.
James G. Hall, President Lifecore Biomedical
Mr. Hall was appointed President in June 2017. Mr. Hall served as Vice President and General Manager since July 2013, Vice President of Operations since 2006 and was Director of Manufacturing Operations and Engineering since 2001; prior to that he was the Manager of Engineering and Operations at Lifecore. Mr. Hall has over 25 years of drug and device manufacturing experience.
Steven P. Bitler, Ph.D., VP Corporate Technology
Dr. Bitler serves as Landec’s Vice President of Corporate Technology and has been with the company since 1988, joining only two years after the company was founded. From 1988, Dr. Bitler held various positions within Landec and was integral in the Company’s polymer product development and thermal switch products. Prior to joining Landec, Dr. Bitler developed new high strength polymeric materials at SRI International. Dr. Bitler holds a BS in chemistry from Boston College and a PhD in chemistry from the University of Southern California.