John M. Krohn
President, Chief Operating Officer and Director
John M. Krohn is Spotlight Innovation¹s largest investor. He is also an investor in and a board member of other companies. Prior experience includes Senior Financial Services Advisor with Principal Financial Group, Chief Financial Officer positions with two central Iowa companies, Vice President of Operations for Economy Data Products from 1994 to 1996, and Controller for Seneca Corporation, a Des Moines, IA-based petroleum services company from 1986 to 1994. He was inducted into the Principal Financial Group Agent Hall of Fame and is the 2014 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award for life insurance production. Mr. Krohn, a CPA, is a 1981 graduate of the University of Iowa with a degree in Accounting
Craig A. Lang
Craig A. Lang is President of The Prairie Strategy Group, a policy, communication and logistics consulting company focused on the worldwide need for affordable food and energy. He is also President of Windward Iowa, an organization advocating for clean wind energy and the advancement and modernization of electric transmission lines across the United States. From 2001 to 2011 he was Chairman of the Board of FBL Financial, an insurance and annuity company, focusing on markets in the Midwest and Western states. From 2005 to 2009 Mr. Lang was the Lead Director and Chair of the Compensation Committee of Iowa Telecom, a telecommunication business providing innovating and cutting-edge connections in Iowa and Minnesota. From 2001 to 2011 he was President of the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation, Iowa’s largest general farm organization which promotes policies adopted by its membership. From 2008 to 2013 Mr. Lang served as a board member of, and from 2011 to 2013, as President of, the Board of Regents of the State of Iowa, a group which governs five public educational institutions in the State. Prior to this, Mr. Lang was Chairman of the Board of Iowa’s Grow Values Fund, a $100 million seed fund program supported by Iowa Economic Development designed to create economic activity and high paying jobs. Mr. Lang received a Bachelors of Science degree from Iowa State University in 1973.
Sanjeev Agarwal, PhD.
Dr. Sanjeev Agarwal is President of Technochem International, Inc., a company supplying equipment and infrastructure for the production of vegetable oils, biodiesel, glycerin and fermentation-based specialty-chemicals to clients worldwide. He has supervised the design, fabrication and installation of equipment for startup and existing facilities, has participated in numerous process development projects, and has incorporated novel technologies to improve plant efficiency and reduce waste. Dr. Agarwal has a Ph.D. in Business from Ohio State University, an MS in Chemical Engineering from University of California at Davis, and a BS in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology at Roorkee, India.
Mr. Arthur has nearly four decades of experience in the logistics and transportation industry. He joined Ruan Transport Corporation in 2000 and served, until his retirement at the end of 2016, as President of Ruan¹s Dedicated Contract Carriage division with responsibility for operations of the dedicated private carriage product lines and logistics. Mr. Arthur is also a board member of the Iowa Motor Truck Association. Prior to his career with Ruan, he held various senior management positions in operations, customer service, sales, marketing and logistics. Mr. Arthur holds a Master¹s degree from the University of Northern Colorado and a Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Tech.