People: Donaldson Company Inc (DCI.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

William Cook

60 2005 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

James Shaw

44 2011 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President

Tod Carpenter

54 2014 Chief Operating Officer, Director

Thomas Scalf

47 2014 Senior Vice President - Engine Products

Jay Ward

49 2011 Senior Vice President - Industrial Products

Mary Perushek

55 2007 Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Norman Linnell

54 2000 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Guillermo Briseno

46 2014 Vice President, Latin America

Jeffrey Spethmann

49 2014 Vice President - Global Industrial Air Filtration

Wim Vermeersch

2012 Vice President, Europe, Middle East

Eugene Wu

45 2012 Vice President, Asia Pacific

Sandra Joppa

48 2006 Vice President - Human Resources

Janet Dolan

64 2012 Lead Independent Director

F. Guillaume Bastiaens

70 1995 Independent Director

Andrew Cecere

53 2013 Independent Director

Michael Hoffman

58 2005 Independent Director

Paul Miller

72 2001 Independent Director

Jeffrey Noddle

67 2000 Independent Director

Willard Oberton

55 2006 Independent Director

James Owens

49 2013 Independent Director

Ajita Rajendra

62 2010 Independent Director

John Wiehoff

52 2003 Independent Director

Richard Sheffer

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Biographies

Name Description

William Cook

Mr. William M. Cook is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Donaldson Company Inc. Mr. Cook Previously, Senior Vice President, International (2000–2004) and Chief Financial Officer (2001–2004); and Senior Vice President, Commercial and Industrial (1996–2000). Also a Director of IDEX Corporation and Valspar Corporation. Bill Cook brings to the Board his industry experience for the past 30 years at Donaldson where he has held a wide range of financial and business positions with global responsibilities. Bill is an experienced public company Board member having served on the Donaldson Board since 2004 and as an independent public company Director for IDEX since 2008 and Valspar since 2010. Bill also has valuable Board experience from his past service on various charitable organizations. Bill has a B.S. degree in Business Administration and an M.B.A. degree from Virginia Tech.

James Shaw

Mr. James F. Shaw is Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Donaldson Co Inc. Mr. Shaw joined the Company in 2004 and has held various positions, including Director, Corporate Compliance/Internal Audit, and Corporate Controller and Principal Accounting Officer from 2004 to 2011. Mr. Shaw was appointed Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective November 2011. Prior to joining Donaldson, Mr. Shaw held various positions at Deloitte & Touche, LLP and Arthur Andersen, LLP.

Tod Carpenter

Mr. Tod E. Carpenter has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer, Director of Donaldson Company Inc., effective April 1, 2014. Carpenter joined Donaldson in 1996. He has held a number of positions including General Manager of Gas Turbine Systems, Vice President of Industrial Filtration Solutions, and Vice President, Europe and Middle East, before assuming his current role. Carpenter has a Bachelor's Degree in Manufacturing Technology from Indiana State University and an MBA from Long Beach State University.

Thomas Scalf

Mr. Thomas R. Scalf has been appointed as Senior Vice President - Engine Products of the Company effective April 1, 2014. Scalf joined Donaldson in 1989 and has held a number of key roles including Plant Manager in the US and Europe, Director of Operations, and General Manager in the Exhaust and Emissions, Industrial Air Filtration, and Industrial Filtration Solutions businesses before assuming his current role. Scalf earned a Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Engineering from Iowa State University and an MBA from St. Ambrose College.

Jay Ward

Mr. Jay L. Ward is Senior Vice President - Industrial Products of Donaldson Company Inc. Mr. Ward joined the Company in 1998 and has held various positions, including Director, Operations from 2001 to 2003; Director, Product and Business Development, IFS Group from 2003 to 2004; Managing Director, Europe from 2004 to 2006; and Vice President, Europe and Middle East from 2006 to 2008. Mr. Ward was appointed Senior Vice President, Engine Products in August 2008 and was appointed Senior Vice President, Industrial Products, in October 2011.

Mary Perushek

Ms. Mary Lynne Perushek is Vice President, Chief Information Officer of Donaldson Company Inc. Prior to that time, Ms. Perushek was Vice President of Global Information Technology at H.B. Fuller Company, a worldwide manufacturer of adhesive products, from 2005 to 2006 and Chief Information Officer for Young America Corporation, a marketing company, from 1999 to 2004.

Norman Linnell

Mr. Norman C. Linnell is Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Donaldson Company, Inc. Mr. Linnell joined the Company in 1996 as General Counsel and Secretary and was appointed Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary in 2000.

Guillermo Briseno

Mr. Guillermo Briseno has been appointed as Vice President, Latin America of the Company effective August 1st 2014. He joined Donaldson in 2003 as an Industrial Air Filtration District Manager. Over the next several years, he made significant contributions in increasingly larger roles as the Company’s Industrial Filtrations Solutions Business Manager and as the Industrial Sales Director for Latin America. Briseño was promoted into his current position in 2011. Prior to joining Donaldson, Briseño held a variety of operational management roles for Vellum S.A. De C.V. Briseño holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico and will be completing his MBA at the Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey this December.

Jeffrey Spethmann

Mr. Jeffrey E. Spethmann has been appointed as Vice President - Global Industrial Air Filtration of the Company effective April 1, 2014. Spethmann is currently the Vice President of the Exhaust and Emissions business unit, a position he has held since returning to Donaldson in 2013. Spethmann's prior Donaldson experience included a variety of engineering and technology positions from 1988 through 1999. From 1999 through 2013, Spethmann held positions of General Manager and then President of Blow Molded Specialties, Inc. and President and CEO of Waltek, Inc. Spethmann holds a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota's Institute of Technology and an MBA from the University of Minnesota.

Wim Vermeersch

Mr. Wim Vermeersch is Vice President, Europe, Middle East of Donaldson Company, Inc., since January 1, 2012. Mr. Vermeersch joined the Company in 1992 and has held various positions, including Director, Gas Turbine Systems, Asia Pacific from 2000 to 2005; Manager, Aftermarket and Service IFS, Belgium from 2005 to 2006; Manager, IFS, Belgium from 2006 to 2007; Director, Gas Turbine Systems, Europe, Middle East and North Africa, from 2007 to 2010; and Director, Engine, Europe, Middle East and North Africa from 2010 to 2011. Mr. Vermeersch was appointed Vice President, Europe and Middle East in January 2012.

Eugene Wu

Mr. Eugene X. Wu is Vice President, Asia Pacific of Donaldson Company Inc., since January 2012. Prior to that time, Mr. Wu was the Global Vice President and President of Asia Pacific at Greif, Inc., a global leader in industrial packaging products and services, from 2005 to 2010; and Chief Advisor to Chairman of the Board of Wanhua Industrial Group, a global chemical industry leader, from 2010 to 2011.

Sandra Joppa

Ms. Sandra N. Joppa is Vice President - Human Resources of Donaldson Company Inc. Prior to that time, Ms. Joppa held various positions at General Mills, a consumer food products company, from 1989 to 2005, including service as Director of Human Resources for several different operating divisions from 1999 to 2005.

Janet Dolan

Ms. Janet M. Dolan is an Lead Independent Director of Donaldson Company, Inc. She President of Act 3 Enterprises, a consulting services company, since 2005. Served as Chief Executive Officer (1999–2005) and President (1998–2005) of Tennant Company, a manufacturer of indoor and outdoor cleaning solutions and specialty coatings, until her retirement in 2005. Also a Director of The Travelers Companies, Inc. Janet Dolan brings to the Board her expertise as a leader in both the private and public sectors, including as CEO and as a Director of Tennant Company prior to her retirement in 2005. Janet is an experienced public company Board member having served on Donaldson’s Board since 1996 and the Travelers Board since 2001. Janet adds valuable risk management, governance, and industrial manufacturing company expertise. She also serves as Non-Executive Chair of the Board of Wenger Corporation, a private company. She also has served on the NYSE Listed Company Advisory Committee, the SEC Advisory Committee on Smaller Public Companies, and as a Director of the Minnesota Lawyers’ Professional Responsibility Board. Janet has a Bachelor’s degree from St. Catherine University and a J.D. degree from the William Mitchell College of Law.

F. Guillaume Bastiaens

Mr. F. Guillaume Bastiaens is an Independent Director of Donaldson Company Inc. He Served as Vice Chairman (1998–2008) of Cargill, Inc., a provider of food, agricultural and risk management products and services, until his retirement in 2008. Bassy Bastiaens brings to the Board his international expertise acquired over many years as a global leader at Cargill, one the world’s largest international privately held companies. Bassy served as Vice Chairman of Cargill from 1998 until his retirement in 2008. He is originally from Belgium and worked in leadership positions for Cargill’s processing operations in Europe and the United States, and as its Chief Technology Officer. Bassy is an experienced public company Board member having served on the Donaldson Board since 1995 and previously on the Mosaic Company Board. Bassy has a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Hoger Instituut Der Kempen, Belgium.

Andrew Cecere

Mr. Andrew J. Cecere is Independent Director of Donaldson Company, Inc., effective September 27, 2013. He is Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer (2007) of U.S. Bancorp, a financial services provider. Previously, Vice Chairman, Wealth Management (2001–2007); Chief Financial Officer of the former U.S. Bancorp (2000–2001); and Vice Chairman of U.S. Bank (1999–2000). Andy Cecere brings to the Board his valuable financial and management experience as Vice Chairman and CFO of U.S. Bancorp, the parent company of U.S. Bank National Association, the 5th largest commercial bank in the United States. U.S. Bank provides banking, brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and payment services products to consumers, businesses, and institutions. Andy has over 28 years of experience with U.S. Bancorp, including serving as Vice Chairman of Wealth Management and leading key banking, trust, insurance, and advisory businesses. He currently serves on U.S. Bancorp’s Managing Committee and is Chairman of the Asset Liability Policy Committee and the Market Risk Committee. He also serves on the Board of Overseers of the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. Andy has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Finance from the University of St. Thomas, and an M.B.A. degree from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.

Michael Hoffman

Mr. Michael J. Hoffman is an Independent Director of Donaldson Company Inc. He is Chairman (2006), Chief Executive Officer (2005), and President (2004) of The Toro Company, a provider of outdoor maintenance and beautification products. Previously, Group Vice President (2001–2004); and Vice President and General Manager (2000–2001). Mike Hoffman brings to the Board his expertise as a public company leader at The Toro Company where he started in 1977 and is now CEO, President and Chairman of the Board. Mike adds valuable marketing and strategic planning experience working for a company that has a strongly branded identity. Mike is an experienced public company Board member having served on the Boards of Donaldson and Toro since 2005. Mike also currently serves on the Board of Overseers of the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota and the Minnesota Vikings Board of Advisors. He is a past Board member of the Greater Twin Cities United Way. Mike has a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing Management from the University of St. Thomas and an M.B.A degree from the University of Minnesota – Carlson School of Management.

Paul Miller

Admiral Paul David Miller is an Independent Director of Donaldson Company Inc. He served as Chairman (1999–2005) of Alliant Techsystems Inc. (ATK), an aerospace and defense company, until his retirement in 2005. Previously, Chief Executive Officer (1999–2003) and President (2000–2001). Prior to his retirement from the U.S. Navy following a 30 year career, Admiral Miller served as Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Atlantic Command and NATO Supreme Allied Commander-Atlantic. Also a Director of Teledyne Technologies, Incorporated and Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. Paul David Miller brings to the Board his expertise in leadership, strategy, and risk management. Admiral Miller also adds the expertise and insights from his distinguished 30-year career in the United States Navy. Prior to his retirement, he was Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Atlantic Command, one of five U.S. theater commands, and served concurrently as NATO Supreme Allied Commander-Atlantic. Admiral Miller transitioned those skills successfully to the business world, including his term as CEO and Chairman of ATK. Admiral Miller is an experienced public company Board member having served on the Donaldson Board since 2001, Teledyne Technologies since 2001 and Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. since 2011. Admiral Miller has a Bachelor’s degree from Florida State University, completed the U.S. Navy War College, and has an M.B.A. degree from the University of Georgia.

Jeffrey Noddle

Mr. Jeffrey Noddle is an Independent Director of Donaldson Company Inc. He Served as Executive Chairman (2009–2010) of SUPERVALU INC., a food retailer and provider of distribution and logistics support services, until his retirement in 2010. Previously served as SUPERVALU’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (2002–2009). Also a Director of Ameriprise Financial, Inc., and the Clorox Company. Jeff Noddle brings to the Board his public company expertise in growing and leading one of the largest grocery retail companies and leading food distributors in the United States as its CEO and Chairman. Jeff provides valuable operational and supply chain insights as well as strategic leadership and human resources guidance from his more than 30 years with SUPERVALU. Jeff is an experienced public company Director having served as Chairman and Director of SUPERVALU and as a Director of Donaldson since 2000, Ameriprise since 2005, and the Clorox Company since 2013. Jeff also serves on the Board of Overseers of the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, and served as Chair of the 2009 Greater Twin Cities United Way campaign. Jeff holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa.

Willard Oberton

Mr. Willard D. Oberton is an Independent Director of Donaldson Company Inc. He is Chief Executive Officer (2002) of Fastenal Company, an industrial and construction supplies company. Previously, President (2001–2012); Chief Operating Officer (1997–2002); and Executive Vice President (2000–2001). Also a Director of Fastenal Company. Will Oberton brings to the Board his expertise as a public company leader at Fastenal Company. Will started at Fastenal in 1980 and served in various sales, operational, and management roles until he was named President in 2001 and CEO in 2002. Will was named 2006 CEO of the Year by Morningstar, Inc. Will is an experienced public company Board member having served on Donaldson’s Board since 2006 and the Fastenal Board since 1999. Will also serves on the Board of Wincraft Inc., a privately held company. Will has a Marketing degree from St. Cloud Technical and Community College.

James Owens

Mr. James J. Owens has been appointed as the Independent Director of Donaldson Company Inc., effective March 22, 2013. He is President and Chief Executive Officer (2010) of H.B. Fuller Company, a leading global adhesives provider. Previously, Senior Vice President, Americas (2010) and Senior Vice President, North America (2008–2010). Also a Director of H.B. Fuller Company. Jim Owens brings to the Board his 27 plus years of experience in global manufacturing businesses. He spent 22 years with National Starch’s adhesives business, a division of ICI (Imperial Chemical Industries Limited), in a variety of positions, including serving as Corporate Vice President and General Manager (2004–2008) and as Vice President and General Manager of the Europe/Middle East and Africa adhesives business. As President and CEO of H.B. Fuller Company, Jim has global leadership experience and public company Board experience. Jim also currently serves on the Board of Overseers of the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. Jim has a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware and an M.B.A. degree from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Ajita Rajendra

Mr. Ajita G. Rajendra is an Independent Director of Donaldson Company, Inc., since March 26, 2010. He is President and Chief Executive Officer (2013) of A.O. Smith Corporation, a global water technology company and manufacturer of residential and commercial water heating equipment. Previously, President and Chief Operating Officer (2011–2012); Executive Vice President (2006–2011); Senior Vice President (2005–2006); President, A.O. Smith Water Products Company (2005–2011); and Director of Industrial Distribution Group (2007–2008). Also a Director of A.O. Smith Corporation. Ajita Rajendra brings to the Board his public company leadership experience in his position as President and Chief Executive Officer of A.O. Smith. Ajita has valuable manufacturing experience in various categories, including consumer durables, industrial products, and appliances. Previously, Ajita has been the President of the A.O. Smith Water Products Company with global experience leading businesses and negotiating acquisitions and joint ventures. Ajita is originally from Sri Lanka, received a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India and an M.B.A. degree from Carnegie Mellon University.

John Wiehoff

Mr. John P. Wiehoff is an Independent Director of Donaldson Company Inc. He is Chairman (2007), Chief Executive Officer (2002), and President (1999) of C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., a transportation, logistics and sourcing company. Also a Director of Polaris Industries Inc. John Wiehoff brings to the Board his expertise as a public company leader at C.H. Robinson. John has significant public company financial experience, first as a CPA at a large public accounting firm and subsequently in various leadership positions in the financial organization at C.H. Robinson, including serving as its CFO prior to becoming CEO. John adds valuable supply chain, logistics, and international expertise working for a company that is a global provider of multimodal transportation services and logistics services. John is an experienced public company Board member having served on the C.H. Robinson Board since 2001, the Donaldson Board since 2003 and the Polaris Industries Board since 2007. John has a B.S. degree from St. John’s University.

Richard Sheffer

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