Board of Directors

Cool Planet  has attracted an experienced team of technology innovators and industry leaders to advise the company. The company’s Board of Directors and Technical Advisory Board include representatives from some of America’s leading corporations and venture capitalists.

Rik Miller

Chairman of the Board

  • Former President, DuPont Crop Protection
  • Serves on the board of Douglas Products, Altamont Capital Partners, and the Montana FFA Foundation
  • Degree in Agronomy with majors in plant and soil science and plant biochemistry, Montana State University
  • U.S. Navy 1975-1979 & Naval Reserve 1980-1983

Jim Loar

President & CEO

• VP Operations, Wilbur-Ellis Company
• VP of N.A., Griffin LLC
• Bachelor of Nautical Science, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
• MBA, Ohio University

Dr. Dwight Armstrong

  • Former CEO of National FFA Organization
  • Past Global Vice President and CEO of North American Nutrition Companies, Inc (Provimi)
  • Former President and General Manager at animal nutrition anjd research center Akey, Inc
  • B.S, Murray State University; Master’s, Purdue University; Ph.D. in Nutrition, Purdue Univeristy

Archie W. Dunham

  • Past Chairman, ConocoPhillips; past CEO and Chairman, Conoco
  • Current Chairman, Chesapeake Energy; board member Union Pacific, Louisiana Pacific; America’s Advisory Board, Deutsche Bank
  • BS Engineering & MBA, University of Oklahoma

Howard Janzen

• CEO One Communications, Williams Communications
• President Sprint Business Solutions
• BS, MS Metallurgical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
• PMD, Harvard Business School

Yvonne Ochoa-Rosellini

  • Independent Professional Board Member and Management Consulting Expert
  • Owner of Convixión
  • B.S. in International Relations & MBA, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)

Carmichael Roberts

  • Serial Entrepreneur in Chemistry and Materials
  • Lead Director Foro Energy, 1366 Technologies
  • Co-founder & Board Chair MC10, 480 Biomedical, Diagnostics for All
  • PhD, Organic Chemistry, Duke; Fellow, Harvard; MBA, MIT