Robert J. Kunze has been elected chairman of the board of Calgene Inc., an agriculture biotechnology company based in Davis, Calif. Kunze replaces Calgene co-founder Norman Goldfarb, who served as chairman since the company's inception in November, 1980.
Roger Salquist remains president and chief executive.
Kunze is a senior vice president of Hambrecht & Quist, an investment banking firm concentrating in technology. H&Q; was the major investor in Calgene before its initial public stock offering last July and is the company's second-largest shareholder.
Goldfarb, who had not been active in day-to-day company management since late 1985, said he resigned to devote his energies to Goldfarb Associates Venture Capital.