Jack C. Bendheim, Chairman of the Board of Directors, President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Bendheim served as our President since 1988 and he was also appointed Chief Executive Officer in March 2014. He has been a Director since 1984. Mr. Bendheim also serves as a member of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Bendheim joined us in 1969 and served as Chief Executive Officer from 1998 to 2002, as Chief Operating Officer from 1988 to 1998, as Executive Vice President and Treasurer from 1983 to 1988 and as Vice President and Treasurer from 1975 to 1983. Mr. Bendheim is also a director of Empire Resources, Inc., a metals trading company in Fort Lee, New Jersey, where he also serves as a member of the compensation and audit committees. Mr. Bendheim is a past Chairman of the Animal Health Institute, an industry organization advocating for animal health issues, including efficient and effective FDA, USDA and EPA regulatory and approval processes. Mr. Bendheim, together with three of his adult children, is a manager of BFI Co., LLC (“BFI”), an investment vehicle of the Bendheim family, with respect to the economic rights pertaining to shares of our Class B common stock owned by BFI. Mr. Bendheim is qualified to serve on our Board of Directors due to his almost 45 years of experience in the animal health industry and with our Company in particular and his control over a majority of the voting rights in our common stock.
Larry L. Miller, Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Miller has served as our Chief Operating Officer since July 2016. Mr. Miller joined us as President, Animal Health in May 2008. Prior to joining us, Mr. Miller was, from 2004 to 2008, Vice President of the Global Ruminant Business with Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health, which at that time was the largest animal health ruminant business in the world. From 1998 to 2004, Mr. Miller was General Manager for Schering-Plough's Australia and New Zealand Animal Health businesses, which included a diversified portfolio of animal health and nutrition products for beef and dairy cattle, sheep, swine, poultry and companion animals. Mr. Miller held numerous roles in sales and marketing management during his 17 years with Schering-Plough, and prior to that with American Cyanamid Animal Health and Nutrition. He holds a B.S. degree in Animal Science from the University of Nebraska and an Executive MBA degree from the City University of New York.
Richard G. Johnson, Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Johnson joined us in September 2002 and has served as Chief Financial Officer since then. Prior to joining us, Mr. Johnson served as Director of Financial Management for Laserdyne Prima, Inc., a manufacturer of laser cutting and welding systems, from 2001 to 2002 and as Vice PresidentPlanning and Control, Latin America for Ecolab, Inc., a global provider of cleaning and sanitation products, systems and services, from 1992 to 1999. Mr. Johnson served in various senior financial positions at Ecolab over a fifteen year period.
Daniel M. Bendheim, Director and Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy. Mr. Bendheim was appointed Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy in March 2014 and has been a director since 2013. Mr. Bendheim joined us in 1997 and served as President, Performance Products from 2004 to 2014 and as Vice President of Business Development from 2001 to 2004. Prior to joining us, Mr. Bendheim worked as an analyst at South Coast Capital, a boutique investment bank. He obtained a J.D. degree with honors from Harvard Law School in 1996 and a B.A. degree in political science with honors from Yeshiva University in 1993. Mr. Bendheim is a son of Jack C. Bendheim and, together with certain other family members, is a manager of BFI Co., LLC (“BFI”), an investment vehicle of the Bendheim family, with respect to certain economic rights pertaining to shares of our Class B common stock owned by BFI. Mr. Bendheim is qualified to serve on our Board of Directors due to his extensive management experience in all facets of the animal health and mineral nutrition and performance products businesses during his tenure with the Company and his management role within BFI.
Thomas G. Dagger, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Mr. Dagger joined us in his current role in November 2006. Prior to joining us, Mr. Dagger served as in-house legal counsel for AT&T Corp., a major communications company, from 1992 to 2006, where most recently he was Law Vice President and Vice President and General Counsel for AT&T's Teleport Communications Group Inc. subsidiary. In this role, he was responsible for legal support for all of AT&T's U.S. network operations, R&D (AT&T Labs), worldwide customer care and business local services. Earlier in his career, Mr. Dagger was an associate at the law firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton. Mr. Dagger obtained his A.B. degree summa cum laude from Duke University, and his J.D. degree with honors from the University of Chicago Law School, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the University of Chicago Law Review.
David C. Storbeck, Vice President Finance and Treasurer. Mr. Storbeck joined us in January 2001 and has served in his current role since September 2002. From 1995 to 2000 he was Vice President Finance of Matheson Gas Products, Inc., a specialty gas and equipment company serving the U.S. semiconductor industry. For the 15 years prior to that, he held various positions in the Controller's Department of Witco Chemical Corporation, a Fortune 500 global specialty chemical company.
Dean J. Warras, President, Prince Agri Products. Mr. Warras joined us in August 2005 as Vice President, Sales, for Prince Agri Products. He was promoted to his current position of President, Prince Agri Products in June 2006. Prior to joining us, Mr. Warras spent his entire career with Cargill, an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services, in the animal nutrition business. From 2001 to 2005, he was District General Manager for the Upper Midwest USA business, headquartered in Sioux City, Iowa, and from 1998 to 2001, he was Country and District General Manager for Hungary. From 1991-1998, he served in a number of roles throughout the United States and Latin America, including Plant Manager, Administrative Manager and Manager of the Global Product Services Department. He holds a B.A. degree in Finance and Marketing from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Daniel A. Welch, Senior Vice President, Human Resources. Mr. Welch joined us in his current role in August 2004. From 2001 until 2004, he was Director and Global Human Resource Generalist at Pfizer Inc., a leading global pharmaceutical company, overseeing HR support for over 3,000 employees in the Regulatory Affairs, Clinical Safety, Document Management and Global Project Management groups within Pfizer's R&D organization at three domestic and 4 international sites. From 1998 to 2001, Mr. Welch was the President of Value Growth Dynamics, LLC, a consulting firm focused on strategic change.