Scott Peoples Joins Marrone Bio Innovations As Vice President Of Marketing

DAVIS, Calif., Sept. 9, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBI), (Nasdaq:MBII), a leading provider of bio-based pest management and plant health products for the agriculture, turf and ornamental and water treatment markets, today announced that Scott Peoples has joined the company as its Vice President of Marketing. In this role, Peoples will be responsible for driving demand creation of MBI's suite of products to farmers and growers across the agriculture industry. He will also provide leadership in product management and business development activities.

"We are pleased to welcome Scott to MBI's senior management as he will play a critical role in driving demand and penetration of our bio-based products, which promote plant health and control unwanted pests in agriculture and water," said Pam Marrone, Chief Executive Officer of Marrone Bio Innovations. "The global market for bio-based agricultural solutions remains early in its growth curve and MBI is well-positioned to capitalize on this growth with our strengthened management team, our growing suite of effective and environmentally responsible products, new collaborations and partnerships, and our growing pipeline of new business opportunities."

A 19 year veteran of the agriculture industry with 29 years of business experience, Peoples joins MBI from BASF where he served in several roles, including marketing manager, business development manager, global strategic marketing manager and most recently, Senior Global Business Manager for Herbicide Tolerance. Prior to BASF, Peoples held several positions at Monsanto, including field representative, and marketing and business manager of a Monsanto subsidiary focused on application equipment. Prior to his time in the agriculture industry, he spent nearly 10 years in the laboratory robotics industry with DuPont, Tecan, and as a founder of Leap Technologies. Peoples has a chemistry degree with a minor in biology from the University of Delaware, and an MBA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Executive program.

About Marrone Bio Innovations

Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (Nasdaq:MBII) is a leading provider of bio-based pest management and plant health products for the agriculture, turf and ornamental and water treatment markets. Our effective and environmentally responsible solutions help customers operate more sustainably while controlling pests, improving plant health, and increasing crop yields. We have a proprietary discovery process, a rapid development platform, and a robust pipeline of pest management and plant health product candidates. At Marrone Bio Innovations we are dedicated to pioneering better biopesticides that support a better tomorrow for users around the globe. For more information, please visit

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