SACRAMENTO, California, August 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- RiceBran Technologies (RIBT) (RIBTW) (the "Company" or "RBT"), a global leader in the production and marketing of value-added products derived from rice bran, announced today the appointment of Robert S. Bucklin to its Board of Directors.
Mr. Bucklin brings over 38 years of extensive financial services experience within the food and agriculture industries to RiceBran Technologies. Mr. Bucklin recently completed twenty years of service at Rabobank International, culminating with his position as Vice Chairman of North America Wholesale banking where his primary responsibilities included U.S. and Canadian Wholesale Clients, Corporate Banking, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory. Prior to being named Vice Chairman, he served as Chief Corporate Banking Officer of Rabobank International, where he led the significant growth of Rabobank's regional business and client relationships, and helped establish Rabobank as the premier Food & Beverage bank in North America. Before joining Rabobank International, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of First City-Dallas bank and in various executive level capacities at The First Bank of Chicago.
Mr. Bucklin currently serves as a member of the boards of directors of Fresh Del Monte Produce, OSI Group, LLC, Agrivida, Inc. and Bay State Milling Company. He also serves as a member of the Advisory Board for Jacob Stern & Sons, as Chairman of the Investment Advisory Committee for Cultivian Sandbox, and as Chairman of Global Green USA, a non-profit organization. Mr. Bucklin holds a Bachelors degree in Finance from the University of Illinois and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
Brent Rosenthal, Chairman of RBT's Board of Directors, commented, "We are pleased to welcome Robert to serve as a member of our Board of Directors. His wealth of experience in the food and beverage industry will be invaluable to us as we work to capitalize on our proprietary ingredient technology. We look forward to his contributions in helping our company build lasting value for the benefit of our stockholders."
About RiceBran Technologies
RiceBran Technologies is a food, animal nutrition, and specialty ingredient company focused on the procurement, bio-refining and marketing of numerous products derived from rice bran. RiceBran Technologies has proprietary and patented intellectual property that allows us to convert rice bran, one of the world's most underutilized food sources, into a number of highly nutritious food, animal nutrition and specialty ingredient products. Our global target markets are food and animal nutrition manufacturers and retailers, as well as specialty food, functional food and nutritional supplement manufacturers and retailers. More information can be found in the Company's filings with the SEC and by visiting our website at http://www.ricebrantech.com.
This release contains forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, statements about RiceBran Technologies' expectations regarding building shareholder value. These statements are made based upon current expectations that are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties. RiceBran Technologies does not undertake to update forward-looking statements in this news release to reflect actual results, changes in assumptions or changes in other factors affecting such forward-looking information. Assumptions and other information that could cause results to differ from those set forth in the forward-looking information can be found in RiceBran Technologies' filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent periodic reports.
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