People: Ecolab Inc (ECL)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Douglas Baker

55 2011 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Thomas Handley

59 2012 President, Chief Operating Officer

Daniel Schmechel

54 2012 Chief Financial Officer

Larry Berger

53 2011 Executive Vice President, Chief Technical Officer

James Seifert

57 2011 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Laurie Marsh

50 2013 Executive Vice President - Human Resources

Christophe Beck

46 2012 Executive Vice President, President, Regions

Alex Blanco

53 2013 Executive Vice President, Chief Supply Chain Officer

Michael Hickey

52 2012 Executive Vice President, President - Global Institutional

Timothy Mulhere

51 2012 Executive Vice President, President - Global Water and Process Services

Stephen Taylor

52 2013 Executive Vice President, President - Nalco Champion

Jill Wyant

42 2012 Executive Vice President, President - Global Food & Beverage

Bryan Hughes

45 2014 Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller

John Corkrean

48 2014 Senior Member - Nalco Champion Global Energy Business

Jerry Levin

69 Lead Independent Director

Carl Casale

52 2013 Director

Stephen Chazen

67 2013 Director

Suzanne Vautrinot

54 2014 Director

Barbara Beck

53 2008 Independent Director

Leslie Biller

65 1997 Independent Director

Jerry Grundhofer

69 1999 Independent Director

Arthur Higgins

58 2010 Independent Director

Joel Johnson

70 1996 Independent Director

Michael Larson

55 2012 Independent Director

Robert Lumpkins

70 1999 Independent Director

Victoria Reich

56 2009 Independent Director

John Zillmer

58 2006 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Douglas Baker

Mr. Douglas M. Baker, Jr., is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Ecolab Inc. Since joining Ecolab in 1989, Mr. Baker has held various leadership positions within our Institutional, Europe and Kay operations. Mr. Baker was named Ecolab's President and Chief Operating Officer in August 2002, was promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer in July 2004, and added the position of Chairman of the Board in May 2006. Mr. Baker relinquished the office of President in December 2011 upon completion of the Nalco merger. Prior to joining Ecolab in 1989, Mr. Baker was employed by The Procter & Gamble Company in various marketing and management positions. Mr. Baker has nearly 25 years of Ecolab marketing, sales and general management experience, including leadership roles in Ecolab's Institutional, Europe and Kay businesses before becoming Ecolab's Chief Operating Officer in 2002 and Chief Executive Officer in 2004. He has deep and direct knowledge of Ecolab's businesses and operations. In addition, his experience at The Procter & Gamble Company included various marketing and management positions, including in the institutional market in which Ecolab operates. As a director of two other public companies, Mr. Baker also has extensive corporate governance experience.

Thomas Handley

Mr. Thomas W. Handley serves as President and Chief Operating Officer of Ecolab Inc. He was most recently senior executive vice president and president of Global Food & Beverage and Asia Pacific Latin America for Ecolab Inc.; he was also responsible for Global Supply Chain. He was President, Global Food & Beverage and APLA Sectors - January 2011 — September 2011; President, Global Food & Beverage - September 2009 — December 2010; President — Industrial and Services North America Sector - December 2007 — August 2009; Executive Vice President — Industrial Sector - January 2007 — November 2007.

Daniel Schmechel

Mr. Daniel J. Schmechel is Chief Financial Officer of Ecolab Inc., effective from October 1, 2012. He has been with Ecolab since 1995 and was the Executive Vice President, Finance, where he has responsibility for Tax, Treasury and the Corporate Controller functions. Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President, Finance Services and Systems, with responsibility for Shared Services and Information Technology. Mr. Schmechel also was Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain, on an interim basis. He also has had a European assignment as the Senior Vice President, Business Transformation, and has served as both the Corporate Controller and Treasurer. Mr. Schmechel has an MBA from Dartmouth College Amos Tuck School of Business and a B.S. degree from Yale University.

Larry Berger

Dr. Larry L. Berger is Executive Vice President and Chief Technical Officer of Ecolab Inc., since October 2011. He served as Senior Vice President and Chief Technical Officer since April 2008 — September 2011. Prior to joining Ecolab in 2008, Dr. Berger spent 22 years with E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, most recently as Chief Technical Officer for du Pont Nonwovens.

James Seifert

Mr. James J. Seifert is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Ecolab Inc., since October 2011. He served as General Counsel & Secretary since May 2010 - September 2011. Prior to joining Ecolab in 2010, Mr. Seifert was Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Bemis Company, Inc. since 2002.

Laurie Marsh

Ms. Laurie M. Marsh serves as Executive Vice President - Human Resources of Ecolab Inc. She served as Vice President – Total Rewards and HR Service Delivery & Technology Dec. 2011 – Oct.2013. Prior to joining Ecolab in 2011 upon the closing of the Nalco merger, Ms. Marsh was employed by Nalco for 20 years, most recently as Executive Vice President of Human Resources.

Christophe Beck

Mr. Christophe Beck is Executive Vice President and President, Regions of Ecolab Inc. He served as Executive Vice President — Global Integration from Dec. 2011 - Sep.2012; Executive Vice President - Institutional from May 2009 - Nov. 2011 and Senior Vice President and General Manager - Institutional North America Full Service Restaurants from Jan. 2008 - Apr. 2009.

Alex Blanco

Mr. Alex N. Blanco is Executive Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer of Ecolab Inc. Prior to joining Ecolab in 2013, Mr. Blanco was employed by Procter & Gamble Co., for 30 years, most recently as Vice President, Product Supply Global Beauty Sector.

Michael Hickey

Mr. Michael A. Hickey is Executive Vice President, President - Global Institutional of Ecolab Inc. He was Executive Vice President and President - Institutional from Aug. 2011 - Sep.2012; Executive Vice President Global Services Sector since January 2011 — July 2011; Senior Vice President - Global Business Development of Ecolab Inc from January 2006, Senior Vice President - Global / Corporate Accounts from November 2005 to December 2005 and Vice President - Global/Corporate Accounts, Institutional Division from January 2002 to October 2005.

Timothy Mulhere

Mr. Timothy P. Mulhere is Executive Vice President, President - Global Water and Process Services of Ecolab Inc. He was Executive Vice President and President — Global Healthcare from Feb. 2012 — Sep.2012; Senior Vice President and General Manager - Food & Beverage North America from Apr. 2008 — Jan. 2012 and Senior Vice President and General Manager — Healthcare North America from Jan. 2008 — Mar. 2008.

Stephen Taylor

Mr. Stephen M. Taylor is Executive Vice President, President - Nalco Champion of Ecolab Inc. He was Executive Vice President and President – Global Energy Services Oct. 2012 – March 2013. Prior to joining Ecolab in 2011 upon closing of the Nalco merger, Mr. Taylor was employed by Nalco for 17 years. Mr. Taylor led Nalco’s Energy Services Division since 2007 after a series of leadership roles in the division.

Jill Wyant

Ms. Jill S. Wyant is Executive Vice President and President - Global Food & Beverage of Ecolab Inc. She was Senior Vice President and General Manager - North America and Latin America from Jan. 2012 — Sep. 2012; Senior Vice President - Food & Beverage Asia Pacific and Latin America from May 2010 - Dec. 2011 and Vice President - Global Strategic Planning from Jun. 2009 — Apr. 2010. Prior to joining Ecolab in 2009, Ms. Wyant held multiple leadership positions at General Electric.

Bryan Hughes

Mr. Bryan L. Hughes serves as Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller of Ecolab Inc, effective May 8, 2014. Mr. Hughes has been with Ecolab since 1996 and was previously the Vice President, Finance of Ecolab’s Global Institutional business. During his tenure with Ecolab, he has also held finance leadership roles in Ecolab’s Institutional North America and Textile Care divisions and he has also served in corporate leadership roles as Audit Services Vice President and Corporate Planning and Analysis Vice President. Mr. Hughes has an MBA from the University of Michigan and a BA degree from Concordia College — Moorhead, MN.

John Corkrean

Mr. John J. Corkrean serves as Senior Member - Nalco Champion Global Energy Business of Ecolab Inc, effective May 8, 2014. He is no longer Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller of Ecolab Inc. He served as Vice President and Corporate Controller since April 2008 to September 2011; Vice President and Treasurer since January 2007 — March 2008.

Jerry Levin

Mr. Jerry W. Levin is Lead Independent Director of Ecolab Inc. He served as Executive Chairman of Wilton Brands Inc., a consumer products company. Also Chairman of JW Levin Partners LLC, a private investment and advisory firm. Director of Ecolab since 1992. Lead Director, Chair of the Governance Committee and member of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Levin served in a number of senior executive positions with The Pillsbury Company from 1974 through 1989. In 1989, he joined MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings, Inc., which controlled Revlon, Inc. and The Coleman Company, among other companies. From 1989 through 1997, Mr. Levin served in various capacities at the Coleman Company, Inc., Revlon, Inc., Revlon Consumer Products Corporation and the Cosmetic Center, Inc., including as Chairman and/or Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Levin served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of American Household, Inc. (formerly known as Sunbeam Corporation) from 1998 to 2005. He joined the Board of Sharper Image in July 2006, and served as interim CEO from September 2006 to April 2007. He became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Wilton Brands in 2009 and Executive Chairman in March of 2014.

Carl Casale

Mr. Carl M. Casale is Director of Ecolab Inc. He has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of CHS Inc., a leading integrated agricultural company. Director of Ecolab since 2013. Member of the Audit and Safety, Health and Environment Committees. Mr. Casale joined CHS as President and Chief Executive Officer in 2011. Previously he spent 26 years with Monsanto Company, advancing through sales, strategy, marketing and technology-related positions before being named Chief Financial Officer in 2009. As chief executive of CHS, Mr. Casale has experience running a large diverse organization, which includes a significant energy business. In addition to his important industry experience, through his more than 25-year career at CHS and Monsanto and his experience as a director of other public companies, Mr. Casale possesses knowledge and experience in finance, international operations, sales, corporate management, strategy, public company governance and board practices. Mr. Casale is also familiar with our water and energy businesses, having served as a director of Nalco Holding Company from 2009 until Ecolab's acquisition of Nalco in 2011.

Stephen Chazen

Mr. Stephen I. Chazen is Director of Ecolab Inc. Mr. Chazen is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Occidental Petroleum Corporation, an oil, natural gas and chemicals producer. Director of Ecolab since 2013. Member of the Audit and Finance Committees. Mr. Chazen became President and Chief Executive Officer of Occidental Petroleum Corporation in 2011. He previously served as Occidental's President and Chief Operating Officer from 2010 to 2011 and President and Chief Financial Officer from 2007 to 2010. He was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 1999 to 2007. Prior to joining Occidental in 1994, Mr. Chazen was a Managing Director in Corporate Finance and Mergers and Acquisitions at Merrill Lynch. Mr. Chazen is Chairman of the American Petroleum Institute. With nearly 20 years of senior management experience with a major oil and gas company, Mr. Chazen has significant direct experience in the energy sector, one of the Company's most significant end markets. As a chief executive of Occidental, Mr. Chazen is intimately familiar with the competitive landscape and trends within the energy sector as well as the regulatory framework. In addition to his important industry experience, through his more than 30-year career at Occidental and Merrill Lynch and his experience as a director of other public companies, Mr. Chazen possesses knowledge and experience in corporate management, strategy, mergers and acquisitions, public company governance and board practices.

Suzanne Vautrinot

Maj. Gen. (Retd.), Suzanne M. Vautrinot is Director of Ecolab Inc. During her 31-year career in the Air Force, she served in various assignments, including cyber operations, plans and policy, strategic security, space operations and staff work. General Vautrinot commanded at the squadron, group, wing and numbered Air Force levels, as well as the Air Force Recruiting Service. She has served on the Joint Staff, the staffs at major command headquarters and Air Force headquarters. From 2011 to 2013, she was Commander, 24th Air Force and Commander, Air Forces Cyber, where she was responsible for, among other things, cyber defense operations. Prior to that, General Vautrinot was the Director of Plans and Policy, U.S. Cyber Command and the Special Assistant to the Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force. On multiple occasions, she was selected by military leaders and White House officials to spearhead high-profile engagements. As a result, she received a number of prestigious awards, including the Symantec Cyber Award, Women in Aerospace Leadership Award, Air Force Association's Aerospace Citation of Honor and the Presidential Award for Training. During her career, she has also been awarded numerous medals and commendations, including the Distinguished Service Medal.

Barbara Beck

Ms. Barbara J. Beck is Independent Director of Ecolab Inc. She is Chief Executive Officer, Learning Care Group, Inc., a leading for-profit early education/child care provider in North America. Director of Ecolab since 2008. Vice Chair of the Safety, Health and Environment Committee and member of the Governance Committee. Prior to joining Learning Care Group in 2011 as Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Beck spent nine years as an executive of Manpower Inc., a world leader in the employment services industry. From 2006 to 2011, Ms. Beck was President of Manpower's EMEA operations, overseeing Europe (excluding France), the Middle East and Africa. She previously served as Executive Vice President of Manpower's U.S. and Canada business unit from 2002 to 2005. Prior to joining Manpower, Ms. Beck was an executive of Sprint, a global communications company, serving in various operating and leadership roles for 15 years.

Leslie Biller

Mr. Leslie S. Biller is Independent Director of Ecolab Inc. He is Chairman of the Board of Sterling Financial Corporation, the bank holding company for Sterling Savings Bank, a Pacific Northwest regional community bank. Also, Chief Executive Officer of Harborview Capital, a private investment and consultive company. Director of Ecolab since 1997. Chair of the Finance Committee and member of the Compensation Committee. After holding various positions with Citicorp and Bank of America, Mr. Biller joined Norwest Corporation in 1987 as Executive Vice President in charge of strategic planning and acquisitions for Norwest Banking. He was appointed Executive Vice President in charge of South Central Community Banking in 1990. Mr. Biller served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Norwest Corporation from February 1997 until its merger with Wells Fargo & Company in November 1998. Mr. Biller retired as Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of Wells Fargo & Company in October 2002. He became Chairman of Sterling Financial Corporation in 2010.

Jerry Grundhofer

Mr. Jerry A. Grundhofer is Independent Director of Ecolab Inc. He is Chairman of the Board of Santander Holdings USA, Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary Santander Bank, N. A., a Northeastern United States regional bank, and Chairman Emeritus and retired Chairman of the Board of U.S. Bancorp, a financial services holding company. Director of Ecolab since 1999. Chair of the Compensation Committee and member of the Finance Committee. Following an extensive career in the commercial banking industry, including serving as Vice Chairman of the Board of BankAmerica Corporation, Mr. Grundhofer joined Star Banc Corporation as President and Chief Executive Officer in 1993, assuming the Chairman post later that year. In November 1998, Star Banc acquired Firstar Corporation and he assumed the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of Firstar Corporation. In 2001, following a merger of Firstar Corporation and U.S. Bancorp, Mr. Grundhofer was named President and Chief Executive Officer of U.S. Bancorp and added the position of Chairman of the Board in 2003. Mr. Grundhofer retired as CEO in 2006, and as Chairman of the Board in December 2007.

Arthur Higgins

Mr. Arthur J. Higgins is Independent Director of Ecolab Inc. He served as Consultant, Blackstone Healthcare Partners of The Blackstone Group. Director of Ecolab since 2010. Vice-Chair of the Governance Committee and member of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Higgins joined The Blackstone Group in 2010. Prior to that Mr. Higgins served as Chairman of the Board of Management of Bayer HealthCare AG, a developer and manufacturer of human and animal health products, and Chairman of the Bayer HealthCare Executive Committee. Prior to joining Bayer HealthCare in 2004, Mr. Higgins served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Enzon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from 2001 to 2004. Prior to joining Enzon Pharmaceuticals, Mr. Higgins spent 14 years with Abbott Laboratories, most recently as President of the Pharmaceutical Products Division from 1998 to 2001. He is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), of the Council of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA) and President of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA).

Joel Johnson

Mr. Joel W. Johnson is Independent Director of Ecolab Inc. He is retired Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Hormel Foods Corporation, a processor and marketer of meat and food products. Director of Ecolab since 1996. Chair of the Audit Committee and member of the Governance Committee. of Hormel Foods Corporation. Mr. Johnson's tenure as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hormel Foods, a public company with global operations, provides him with directly relevant operating experience. As the former leader of a food products company, Mr. Johnson has insights into one of Ecolab's major end-markets. In addition, with Hormel, he has experience with and understanding of the complexities of operating a global manufacturing company in a regulated environment like the one in which Ecolab operates (e.g., EPA, FDA and USDA). His roles on the boards of Hormel, Meredith Corporation and U.S. Bancorp have provided him with significant public company board experience.

Michael Larson

Mr. Michael Larson serves as Independent Director of Ecolab Inc., effective February 23, 2012. He has been Chief Investment Officer to William H. Gates III. Director of Ecolab since 2012. Vice Chair of the Finance Committee and member of the Safety, Health and Environment Committee. Mr. Larson has been Chief Investment Officer for Mr. Gates and the Business Manager of Cascade Investment L.L.C., since 1994. He is responsible for Mr. Gates' non-Microsoft investments as well as the investment assets of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust. Previously, Mr. Larson was at Harris Investment Management, Putnam Management Company and ARCO. He also has served on several other public company boards providing him relevant corporate governance experience. In addition, as a professional investor and as the investment officer of the Company's largest shareholder, Mr. Larson brings a long-term shareholder perspective to the Board.

Robert Lumpkins

Mr. Robert L. Lumpkins is Independent Director of Ecolab Inc. He served as Chairman of the Board of The Mosaic Company, a leading producer and marketer of crop and animal nutrition products and services. Director of Ecolab since 1999. Chair of the Safety, Health and Environment Committee and member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Lumpkins, who retired as Vice Chairman and a director of Cargill Inc. in 2006, began his career with Cargill in 1968, and served in various finance and general management positions. He was named President of the Financial Services Division in 1983 and Chief Financial Officer for Cargill Europe in 1988. Served as Chief Financial Officer of Cargill from 1989 to 2005, and was elected to Cargill's Board of Directors in 1991 and Vice Chairman in 1995. Mr. Lumpkins' nearly 40-year career at Cargill, a large and diverse global industrial company, which operates in the food industry and chemicals industry, provides him with background in two industries relevant to Ecolab. His service in various domestic and international senior operating and financial roles at Cargill, including as Chief Financial Officer, allows him to contribute both strategic direction and sophisticated financial management advice to the Company. As Chairman of the Board of Mosaic, he also has current experience leading a public company Board.

Victoria Reich

Ms. Victoria J. Reich is Independent Director of Ecolab Inc. She served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of United Stationers Inc., a broad line wholesale distributor of business products. Director of Ecolab since 2009. Vice-Chair of the Audit Committee and member of the Safety, Health and Environment Committee. From 2007 to 2011 Ms. Reich was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of United Stationers Inc. Prior to joining United Stationers, Ms. Reich spent ten years as an executive with Brunswick Corporation, last serving as President — Brunswick European Group, and previously as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Before joining Brunswick, Ms. Reich was employed for 17 years at General Electric Company in various financial management positions.

John Zillmer

Mr. John J. Zillmer is Independent Director of Ecolab Inc. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Univar Inc., a global distributor of industrial chemicals and related specialty services. Director of Ecolab since 2006. Vice-Chair of the Compensation Committee and member of the Governance Committee. Mr. Zillmer joined Univar in 2009 as President and Chief Executive Officer. In 2012, he stepped down as President and CEO and became Executive Chairman until December 2012 when he retired from Univar. Prior to joining Univar, Mr. Zillmer served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Allied Waste Industries, a solid waste management business, from 2005 until the merger of Allied Waste with Republic Services, Inc. in December 2008. Before Allied Waste, Mr. Zillmer spent 30 years in the managed services industry, most recently as Executive Vice President of ARAMARK Corporation, a provider of food, uniform and support services. During his eighteen-year career with ARAMARK, Mr. Zillmer served as President of ARAMARK's Business Services division, the International division and the Food and Support Services group. Prior to joining ARAMARK, Mr. Zillmer was employed by Szabo Food Services until Szabo was acquired by ARAMARK in 1986.
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