SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 23, 2021
AGROFRESH SOLUTIONS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
One Washington Square
510-530 Walnut Street, Suite 1350
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of each class||Trading Symbol(s)||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share||AGFS||The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC|
Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
Effective April 23, 2021, the board of directors of AgroFresh Solutions, Inc. (the “Company”) appointed Kay Kuenker as a director, and as a member of the audit and governance and nominating committees of the board of directors. Ms. Kuenker was designated by PSP AGFS Holdings, L.P. (the “Investor”), and constitutes one of the designees that the Investor is entitled to appoint pursuant to the terms of the Investment Agreement, dated as of June 13, 2020, between the Company and the Investor. Ms. Kuenker, age 59, has served as Chief Executive Officer of Advanced Agrilytics, LLC, an agronomic technology company, since March 2020. From October 2016 to March 2019, Ms. Kuenker served as Executive Vice President – Strategy Development for Cibus, LLC, a biotech company focused on gene editing in agriculture, and since January 2016 she has been a facilitator and coach at Leadership Trail, a business management and leadership consulting organization that she founded. From January 2016 to August 2016 she was Entrepreneur in Residence at Purdue University. Prior to that, she spent nearly 30 years at Dow AgroSciences (“DAS”), including nine years on the Corporate Management Team from January 2007 to December 2015, and most recently served as Vice President: DAS Government Affairs, Public Affairs and Sustainability. Ms. Kuenker currently serves on the Advisory Board for Women in Agribusiness and has served on several boards including BioCrossRoads, AgriNovus IN, National FFA Sponsor Board, Food & Ag Governing Body of BIO (Biotechnology Innovation Organization), CropLife Canada and European Crop Protection Association. Ms. Kuenker holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from the University of Michigan and a Master’s degree in Mathematics from Central Michigan University.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, hereunto duly authorized.
Dated: April 28, 2021
AGROFRESH SOLUTIONS, INC.
By: /s/ Thomas Ermi
Name: Thomas Ermi
Title: Vice President and General Counsel