Rik Miller joined the Cool Planet board of directors in April of 2017. He is the former President of DuPont Crop Protection. Rik brings over 36 years of experience in production agriculture to Cool Planet. He has held numerous successive management and senior leadership positions in sales, marketing, portfolio management, account management, and business operations.
Rik brings extensive global leadership experience from DuPont where he developed and executed strategic growth plans, directed the global research and development investment and coordinated new launches of technologies and innovative products that helped farmers around the globe address some of their greatest Ag production challenges. From 2005 to 2015, Rik was Global Business Director, Global Marketing Director, Regional Director – Europe, Middle East, and Africa, and President; respectively, for DuPont Crop Protection. He also served as an Operating Team member and Corporate Officer of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company.
Rik served on Crop Life International’s Strategy Council, the USDA’s Ag Policy Advisory Council (Sec Ag appointment), and the National FFA Sponsor Board. He remains active in promoting and supporting Agriculture youth development programs.
In addition to his board position at Cool Planet, he serves on the Board of Directors of Douglas Products, the Board of Advisors of Altamont Capital Partners, and the Board of Directors of the Montana FFA Foundation.
Rik served in the U.S. Navy from 1975-1979 and the U.S. Naval Reserve from 1980-1983. Rik graduated from Montana State University with a degree in Agronomy with majors in plant and soil science and plant biochemistry.