Randall L. Marcuson currently serves as Executive Chairman of Advanced Animal Diagnostics, a Durham, NC venture backed, development stage company focused on the early, rapid, on-site diagnosis of diseases of farm animals. Prior to AAD, Randy led Embrex as President, CEO and Board Member for 16 years. Embrex was a "home-grown" publicly traded North Carolina based bio-technology company focused on the global poultry industry. Before Embrex, Mr. Marcuson worked as Vice President of American Cyanamid's international animal health business for 5 years and also spent 10 years with Monsanto Agricultural Products Company in both domestic and international (Asia) sales, marketing, and product management positions. A 1974 graduate of the University of Kansas, he earned his BA in international relations and East Asian studies. He is also a Vietnam Veteran and was a Chief Warrant Officer/helicopter pilot in the U.S. Army. He is currently an executive coach for the MBA Leadership Immersion Program at the University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flagler Business School in Chapel Hill, NC and a member of the Advisory Board for the KU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Areas of Focus: Japanese language, East Asia, and language for business purposes.