Mon, January 15, 2018
Chair, Governance Committee, Lundberg Family Farms; CEO, Howard Van Dyke Family Enterprise
Since 1937, the Lundberg family has been growing healthy, great-tasting rice while respecting and sustaining the earth. Today, the third and fourth generations carry on the family heritage by using eco-positive farming methods that produce wholesome, healthful rice, rice cakes, rice chips and risottos while improving and protecting the environment for generations to come.
Kent Lundberg, Ph.D, P.E. is an electrical-engineering consultant, accomplished educator, and family-business professional. He serves on the board of directors of Lundberg Family Farms, which pioneered organic rice farming in the United States. He chairs the Nomination and Governance Committees, and he has served on the Audit and Compensation Committees. He is also CEO of Howard Van Dyke Family Enterprise, which provides farm management, trust administration, and family office services. He is a fourth-generation farmer and an NACD Board Leadership Fellow.
Outside of his family business duties, Dr. Lundberg is founder and president of Keeling Flight Hardware, Ltd. (an engineering consultancy), and he has taught on the faculty of M.I.T., Olin College, and Stanford University, specializing in analog circuit design and feedback control systems. He has worked with several start-up companies, and he serves on boards and committees of nonprofit organizations in the Boston area, including Land’s Sake Farm and The Museum of Science. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Massachusetts and a senior member of the IEEE, with a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from M.I.T. He owns 58 vintage Tektronix oscilloscopes, and he obsessive-compulsively collects analog synthesizers, technology artifacts, and classic textbooks on radar, nuclear energy, analog computing, and control.