This excerpt taken from the AVD 8-K filed Feb 7, 2006.
JAY HARRIS STEPS DOWN AS DIRECTOR
Newport Beach, CA February 7, 2006 American Vanguard Corporation (AMEX:AVD) today announced that Lawrence S. Clark joined its Board of Directors. Mr. Clark will also serve as a member of the Compensation and Audit Committees. The Company also announced that Jay R. Harris stepped down as a Director. The Board remains at seven members.
Mr. Clark brings 20 years of extensive financial, operational and business advisory experience to the Board. He is currently the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for Legendary Pictures, a motion picture production company that develops, co-produces and co-finances major motion pictures in partnership with Warner Bros. From 2000 2003, Mr. Clark was the Chief Financial Officer of Creative Artists Agency, a leading entertainment talent, literary and marketing agency. From 1997 2000, he served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development for Sony Pictures Entertainment. Mr. Clark was Director International for The Carlyle Group, a private equity firm, from 1995 1997. In 1992, he co-founded Global Film Equity Corp., which provided strategic, business advisory and capital raising services to media companies. From 1989 1992, Mr. Clark was Vice President, Corporate Finance at Salomon Brothers, Inc. Prior to that, he was a Corporate Finance Associate at Goldman Sachs & Co. from 1987 1989. Mr. Clark served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1981 1985 as a Battalion Intelligence Officer and Company/Platoon Commander. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and an MBA from Duke University.
Eric Wintemute, President and CEO of American Vanguard, stated, We are pleased to welcome Larry to the Board. His diverse experience in finance, advisory and corporate development will be valuable as we pursue the continued growth of the Company. We look forward to working closely with Larry and benefiting from his counsel.
Mr. Wintemute continued, On behalf of the Board I want to thank Jay for his substantive contributions to the Company over the past six years. We have enjoyed working with him, and certainly wish him success in his future endeavors.