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Chromatin, Inc. Appoints Troy Randolph as Chief Financial Officer

Nov 13th, 2014

CHICAGO—Chromatin, Inc., a leading agriculture technology company, today announced that Troy Randolph has joined the company as its Chief Financial Officer.

Troy has over 15 years of financial leadership experience in a variety of industrial business models ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small standalone businesses. As Chromatin’s Chief Financial Officer, he will provide the leadership needed to establish an operating and financial infrastructure that can support the company’s aggressive growth goals. 

“Troy’s broad experience will significantly bolster our efforts to lead Chromatin as it expands its global sales and distribution of sorghum seed products,” said Daphne Preuss, Chromatin’s CEO. “We are pleased to have Troy join the Chromatin team and we look forward to the immediate impact he will have at the company.”

“Chromatin has assembled a first-rate team of experts focused on sorghum. In a short period of time, the company has achieved impressive benchmarks in revenue growth, innovation, M&A, and strategic relationships focused on the crop,” said Randolph. “I look forward to leveraging my experience to help Chromatin meet its goal of capturing a significant portion of the global sorghum market.”

After serving as an Officer in the U.S. Army, Troy began a corporate career at General Electric where he spent 10 years in roles of growing responsibility, starting with GE’s Appliance division and subsequently becoming a member of the GE Corporate Audit Staff, after which he joined the finance team at GE Healthcare. From there he served as CFO of GE Nuclear’s Global Laser Enrichment Program. After leaving GE, Troy transitioned into private equity owned businesses, serving as the VP of Finance/CFO for Guilford Performance Textiles, an automotive textile manufacturer and a portfolio company of Cerberus Capital. While at Guilford, Troy was a key leader in the company’s successful sale and integration into Lear Corporation. Most recently, Troy was the CFO of Nautic Global, a private equity backed recreational boat manufacturer, and fourth largest domestic producer of pleasure craft.

About Chromatin, Inc.

Chromatin, Inc. is 100% committed to sorghum—a crop that can be grown on 80% of the world’s arable land. Chromatin develops and sells hybrid sorghum planting seed for both traditional agriculture markets and for uses in new applications such as sustainable fuels. Growers and producers around the world are attracted to sorghum’s rapid maturation, tolerance to heat, cold and drought and high yields. Chromatin is headquartered in Chicago and exports hybrid sorghum seed from its production plants in Texas to over 38 countries around the world. For additional information, please visit

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