Healthcare >> CEO Interviews >> May 29, 2000

James Herbert – Neogen Corporation (neog)

JAMES L. HERBERT is President and Chief Executive Officer of Neogen Corporation and was one of the company's Founders in 1982. Mr. Herbert holds a BS degree in Agriculture from the University of Tennessee and has completed advanced studies at Harvard University and Emory University. He previously held the position of Corporate Vice President of DeKalb Ag Research, a major agricultural genetics and energy company. He has management experience in animal biologics, specialized chemical research, medical instruments, aquaculture, animal nutrition, and poultry and livestock breeding and production. Mr. Herbert has served as a member of the Board of Directors or an officer of 19 US corporations and has been active in a number of trade and community organizations. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of MB International, a world class, non-profit research organization devoted to the use of biotechnology to develop high value products from agricultural feed stocks. Profile
TWST: Could you begin by giving us an overview of Neogen Corporation?

Then describe the company and business today.

Mr. Herbert: Neogen Corporation was started in 1982 under the premise