George Todd attended Earlham College prior to serving in the infantry in Vietnam in 1969. While there he received the Bronze Star for Valor. Following his tour in Vietnam, he attended Kalamazoo Valley Community College and Western Michigan University with a focus in the Sciences. While attending college, he and his wife Clare, co-founded a business producing ornamental castings. In 1981 they sold their interest in the company and Mr. Todd joined the family business (founded by his father, Paul Todd, in 1956) and worked his way through manufacturing, eventually becoming President in 1998 and CEO and Chairman in 2007. Mr. Todd has five international patents to his name for both processes and the products produced using a unique method for the extraction of flavors and colors from spices. He founded the agricultural division of Kalsec in 1992 and has traveled abroad extensively to develop sources for spices used in the company's line of natural colors, flavors and antioxidants for the food, beverage and nutritional ingredient industries. Mr. Todd's passions outside of work are sustainability, education, and family planning. He was Chairman of the Board of the Kalamazoo Nature Center, is actively involved in supporting sustainable agriculture and education with the EARTH University in Cost Rica, and his family has been a longtime supporter of Planned Parenthood and Pathfinder International. Mr. Todd and his wife, Clare, have two daughters and two grandchildren. They live in an earth sheltered, passive solar home in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He enjoys reading, bicycling, and scuba diving when he has time.