John Bissell

John Bissell co-founded Origin Materials in November 2008 and has served as its Chief Executive Officer - now co-Chief Executive Officer - and a member of its board of directors since inception. Mr. Bissell was trained as a chemical engineer at UC Davis, and has extensive experience in R&D, engineering, and business development in the chemical industry. He's been recognized by the US EPA, Forbes, and the University of California for his professional and technical contributions. Finally, he’s raised over half a billion USD in capital, and took Origin Materials public in 2021. 

Rich Riley

Rich Riley has served as Co-Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Origin Materials since October 2020. Mr. Riley has been an advisor to and investor in Origin since 2010. From April 2013 to January 2019, Mr. Riley was the Chief Executive Officer of Shazam Entertainment Ltd, a leading mobile music application that was acquired by Apple Inc. in 2018. Mr. Riley served as an industry advisor to KKR & Co. L.P., a leading global investment firm, from 2013 to 2022. Mr. Riley was an executive at Yahoo! Inc. from Jan 1999 to Sept. 2012 with roles including EVP, Americas and SVP & MD, EMEA Region. He joined Yahoo! when it acquired, where he was the Co-Founder and Managing Member. Mr. Riley began his career as an investment banking analyst at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. Mr. Riley was a finalist for Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Featured in Forbes 40 under 40 Ones to Watch and included three times in Billboard Magazine's Power 100 list. Mr. Riley is a Trustee at St. Luke's school, a member of the advisory Board for the Entrepreneurship Department at the Wharton School and a member of the Executive Board of Boy Scouts of America, Connecticut Yankee Council. Mr. Riley received a B.S. in economics with concentrations in finance and entrepreneurial management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. 

Pia Heidenmark Cook

Pia Heidenmark Cook has served on Origin's board of directors since June 2021. Ms. Cook has also served as Chief Sustainability Officer at Ingka Group (IKEA), from 2017 to August 2021. Prior to this position, she served as head of Sustainability in IKEA Retail & Expansion for the IKEA Group from 2011 to 2017 and as head of Communications for the IKEA Foundation from 2008 to 2011. Prior to joining IKEA in 2008, Ms. Cook served as Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility at the Rezidor Hotel Group from 2001 to 2008. Ms. Cook currently serves on the boards of Bupa, MAX Burgers AB. and, from January 2023, Decathlon SA. Ms. Cook also serves as senior advisor to Teneo and the DO Group. Ms. Cook has previously served as co-chair of The Retailers' Environmental Action Programme and as chairman of the tourism branch of the Prince of Wales Business Leaders Forum. Ms. Cook has received a Technical Licentiate degree and a M.Sc. in Environmental Management from the University of Lund, Sweden, and a M.Sc. in International Business Administration and Economics from Uppsala University, Sweden. 

Independent Director
Kathleen B. Fish

Kathleen B. Fish has served on Origin's board of directors since June 2021 and as Chair of the Compensation Committee since February 2023. Ms. Fish served as chief research, development and innovation officer of Procter & Gamble from February 2014 until December 2020. Prior to this, Ms. Fish served as vice president of the Global Fabric Care R&D organization at Procter & Gamble from January 2009 to January 2014, and as vice president of the Global Baby Care R&D organization at Procter & Gamble from November 2003 to November 2008. Ms. Fish joined Procter & Gamble in 1979 as part of its Product Development (R&D) organization. Ms. Fish is currently a member of the USA Swimming and Balchem Board of Directors. 

Independent Director
William Harvey

William Harvey served as a member of Origin Operating's board of directors from June 2017 to June 2021 and as a member of Origin’s board and the Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee since June 2021. Mr. Harvey served from July 2009 to December 2016 as the President of DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers (P&IP), a global business unit of E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, Inc. Mr. Harvey became a member of the board of directors of Bridgestone Americas, Inc., the North American subsidiary of a Japanese multinational auto and truck parts manufacturer, in June 2017. Since March 2011, Mr. Harvey has served on the board of directors of Kennametal, Inc., a public supplier of tooling and industrial materials. In March 2020, Mr. Harvey joined the Management Board of Huber Engineered Woods LLC, a manufacturer and supplier of wood products and a wholly-owned subsidiary of J.M. Huber Corporation. Since March 2021, he has been a member of the board of Clean Chemistry, Inc, a small start up company owned by Black Bay Energy Capital. As a part of that assignment, Mr. Harvey sits on Black Bay’s Advisory Board which reviews strategic investment opportunities. Mr. Harvey received an MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia and a B.S. in Economics from Virginia Commonwealth University. 

Independent Director
John Hickox
John Hickox joined the Company’s board of directors and was appointed Chair of the Audit Committee in March 2024 following a distinguished career spanning 40 years in auditing, accounting, FP&A, corporate governance, and executive leadership. Most recently, he assisted Kaizen Analytics, LLC in a contract COO capacity from June 2021 to April 2022. Mr. Hickox was a senior advisory partner at KPMG from May 2004 until he retired in September 2017, where he serviced a range of public clients (mid range to Fortune 10), including chemical and packaging industry clients, in the areas of Sarbanes-Oxley / regulatory compliance, internal audit / risk management, as well as spearheading the KPMG Americas Sustainability Practice, focusing on impactful corporate stewardship, strategy, reporting and profit maximization. From December 1997 to October 2002, Mr. Hickox served as an advisory partner at Ernst & Young where he served clients with their Internal Audit functions with a strong focus on operational improvement, as well as the lead partner on key accounts. Mr. Hickox received a B.B.A. in Accounting from Texas A&M University.
Financial Expert
Craig Rogerson
Mr. Rogerson has four decades of executive experience leading private and publicly held specialty chemical companies. He served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hexion Inc., a leading global producer of adhesives and performance materials, from July 2017 until his retirement in January 2023. Previously, he served from December 2008 to April 2017 as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Office at Chemtura Corporation, a global developer, manufacturer and marketer of engineered industrial specialty chemicals. Mr. Rogerson also served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Hercules Incorporated from December 2003 until November 2008. He currently serves as independent board chair of PPL Corporation and on the boards of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital. He also previously served on the boards of Ashland Global Holdings Inc., the Society of Chemical Industry and the American Chemistry Council. Mr. Rogerson holds a chemical engineering degree from Michigan State University, and continues to serve on the Michigan State University College of Engineering Alumni board and on the advisory board of the Michigan State University Chemical Engineering & Materials Science Department.
Independent Director
Jim Stephanou
Mr. Stephanou brings over thirty years of experience in manufacturing operations and engineering, including his current role as CEO of IPS (Integrated Project Services), an engineering and construction services provider to the life sciences sector. Previously, he served as Vice President and Head of Engineering and Projects at Merck & Co., Inc., a position he held from 2015 to 2023. Prior to joining Merck, he held various leadership positions at Bayer Corp. for over a decade, including roles as Vice President of Engineering and General Manager, Vice President of Global Asset Management, Vice President and Plant Manager for Manufacturing and Technology, and Regional Director of Engineering and Maintenance. Mr. Stephanou joined Lyondell Basell Industries N.V. in 1988 and held a variety of supervisory positions with the company before being named Manager of Maintenance and Reliability in 2000. Mr. Stephanou holds a mechanical engineering degree from Drexel University.
Independent Director
R. Tony Tripeny
Mr. Tripeny brings over three decades of significant operational, strategy, and M&A experience, extensive knowledge of the manufacturing, technology, and materials science industries, and a background in international corporate finance. Since 2022, he has served as a director at Mesa Laboratories, Inc., a global leader in the design and manufacturing of life science tools and critical quality control solutions. During his 36-year career with Corning, Incorporated, a global leading innovator in materials science, Mr. Tripeny held various, progressive leadership roles in the areas of corporate accounting and finance, including Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller and Principal Accounting Officer. He also served on the board of Hardinge Inc. from 2012 to 2018 and as a Financial Analyst for GKN Automotive Inc. from 1981 to 1985. Mr. Tripeny holds an economics degree from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and is a member of the Financial Executives Institute and the Institute of Management Accounting.
Independent Director
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