Board of Directors
Mr. Culpepper is a proven leader in developing specialty products into best of class, growing, and sustainable businesses. He possesses the entrepreneurial spirit, corporate know-how, and strategic relationships required to successfully develop products. Mr. Culpepper is the Founder, President and CEO of SePRO Corporation, a leading specialty agrichemical company with offices in Carmel, IN and research facilities in Whitakers, NC.
Prior to the formation of SePRO Corporation in 1994, he spent more than 25 years with Eli Lilly and DowElanco in a variety of sales, marketing and management roles. Mr. Culpepper is a co-founder and board member of several leading industry organizations, including Responsible Industry for Sound Environment (RISE), the Washington, D.C.-based trade association representing the specialty chemical industry; the RISE Aquatic Working Group; the Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Foundation and is a board member of Crop Life America, another Washington, D.C.-based trade association representing the agrichemical industry.
In addition to industry associations, Mr. Culpepper also serves on various community development boards including the BioCrossroads Advisory Board. BioCrossroads is a privately-funded organization that is dedicated to fully leveraging Indiana’s existing world-class life science assets.
Mr. Culpepper graduated from NC State in 1966 with a BS in Agronomy. He was a member of the NC State Campaign Steering Committee promoting the Achieve! Campaign, was named CALS Outstanding Alumnus for 2005, and recently completed his term as the first President of the North Carolina Ag Research Foundation.