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

53 2012 Chief Financial Officer

Larry Berger

52 2011 Executive Vice President, Chief Technical Officer

James Seifert

56 2011 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Michael Meyer

73 2011 Executive Vice President - Human Resources

Christophe Beck

45 2012 Executive Vice President, President, Regions

Alex Blanco

52 2013 Executive Vice President, Chief Supply Chain Officer

Michael Hickey

51 2012 Executive Vice President, President - Global Institutional

Timothy Mulhere

50 2012 Executive Vice President, President - Global Water and Process Services

Steven Taylor

51 2012 Executive Vice President, President - Global Energy Services

Jill Wyant

41 2012 Executive Vice President, President - Global Food & Beverage

John Corkrean

47 2011 Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller

Jerry Levin

69 Lead Independent Director

Carl Casale

52 2013 Director

Stephen Chazen

66 2013 Director

Suzanne Vautrinot

54 2014 Director

Barbara Beck

52 2008 Independent Director

Leslie Biller

64 1997 Independent Director

Jerry Grundhofer

68 1999 Independent Director

Arthur Higgins

57 2010 Independent Director

Joel Johnson

70 1996 Independent Director

Michael Larson

54 2012 Independent Director

Robert Lumpkins

69 1999 Independent Director

Victoria Reich

56 2009 Independent Director

Mary VanDeWeghe

53 2011 Independent Director

John Zillmer

57 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 the Company's 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 more than 20 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 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. Other directorships held during the past five years — Director of U.S. Bancorp.

Thomas Handley

Mr. Thomas W. Handley has been appointed 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.

Michael Meyer

Mr. Michael L. Meyer is Executive Vice President - Human Resources of Ecolab Inc., since October 2011. He was Senior Vice President - Human Resources from Feb. 2008 - Sep. 2011. Prior to joining Ecolab in 2008, Mr. Meyer was employed for 24 years by Abbott Laboratories, most recently as Vice President Vascular Business Latin America and Canada. Mr. Meyer’s management and executive experience includes 22 years in Human Resources and assignments in Canada and Hong Kong.

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.

Steven Taylor

Mr. Steven M. Taylor is Executive Vice President and President - Global Energy Services o Ecolab Inc. He was Executive Vice President — Energy Services from Dec. 2011 — Sep.2012. 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.

John Corkrean

Mr. John J. Corkrean has been appointed as Senior Member - Nalco Champion Global Energy Business of the Company, 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 Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Wilton Brands Inc., a consumer products company. Also Chairman of JW Levin Partners LLC, a private investment and advisory firm. Chairman of the Governance Committee and Vice Chair 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.

Carl Casale

Mr. Carl M. Casale is Director of the Company. Since 2011, Mr. Casale, age 52, has been President and Chief Executive Officer of CHS Inc. Previously he spent 26 years with Monsanto Company in various management positions before being named Monsanto’s Chief Financial Officer in 2009. He was a member of the board of directors of Nalco Holding Company from 2008 until its merger with Ecolab 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 and has nearly 20 years of energy industry experience.

Suzanne Vautrinot

Maj. Gen. (Retd.), Suzanne M. Vautrinot is Director of the Company. During her 31-year career in the Air Force, Maj. Gen. Vautrinot served in various assignments, including cyber operations, plans and policies, strategic security, space operations and staff work. From 2011 to 2013, she was commander, 24th Air Force, and commander, Air Forces Cyber, where she was responsible for a multi-billion dollar enterprise which, among other things, provided IT services and technology management and performed cyber defense operations. Prior to that, Maj. Gen. Vautrinot was the director of Plans and Policy, U.S. Command and the special assistant to the vice chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force. She is also a director of Symantec Corporation.

Barbara Beck

Ms. Barbara J. Beck is Independent Director of Ecolab Inc. She is Chief Executive Officer, Learning Care Group, Inc., a for-profit early education/child care provider in North America. Director of Ecolab since February 2008. Member of the Compensation and Finance Committees. Prior to joining Learning Care Group in March 2011, Ms. Beck spent nine years as an executive of Manpower Inc. 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 Greendale Capital, LLC, a private investment and consultive company. 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. 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. Other directorships held during the past five years — Director of Sterling Financial Corporation, Knowledge Schools Inc. and Knowledge Universe Education. Formerly a director of PG&E Corporation.

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 Sovereign Bank, Northeastern United States regional bank, and Chairman Emeritus and retired Chairman of the Board of U.S. Bancorp, a financial services holding company. Chair of the Compensation Committee and Vice Chair of the Finance Committee. Following an 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 in December 1993. 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 CEO 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. Other directorships held during the past five years — Chairman of the Board of Santander Holdings USA, Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary Sovereign Bank. Formerly a director of U.S. Bancorp, Citibank, N.A., Citigroup, Lehman Brothers Inc. and The Midland Company.

Arthur Higgins

Mr. Arthur J. Higgins is Independent Director of Ecolab Inc. He served as Consultant, Blackstone Healthcare Partners of The Blackstone Group. Member of the Audit and Governance Committees. Until 2010, 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. Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the Governance Committee. Following his career at General Foods Corporation, Mr. Johnson joined Hormel Foods Corporation in 1991 as Executive Vice President — Sales & Marketing. Advanced to President in 1992, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer in 1993 and Chairman of the Board in 1995. Other directorships held during the past five years — Director of the Meredith Corporation and U.S. Bancorp. Formerly a director of Hormel Foods Corporation.

Michael Larson

Mr. Michael Larson has been appointed as Independent Director of Ecolab Inc., effective February 23, 2012. He has been Chief Investment Officer for William H. Gates III and the Business Manager of Cascade Investment, L.L.C. since 1995. He is responsible for Mr. Gates’ non-Microsoft investments as well as the investment assets of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust. Cascade Investment, L.L.C. and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust own in the aggregate 31,367,773 shares of Ecolab common stock. As Chief Investment Officer for Mr. Gates, Mr. Larson has voting and investment power with respect to the shares of Ecolab common stock beneficially owned by Cascade Investment L.L.C. and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust, but Mr. Larson disclaims beneficial ownership of those shares. Mr. Larson is a director of AutoNation, Inc., Republic Services, Inc., Grupo Televisa, S.A.B. and Fomento Mexicano Economico, S.A.B. de C.V. In addition, he is Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Western Asset/Claymore Inflation-Linked Securities & Income Fund and Western Asset/Claymore Inflation-Linked Opportunities & Income Fund.

Robert Lumpkins

Mr. Robert L. Lumpkins is Independent Director of Ecolab Inc. He served as Chairman of the Board of The Mosaic Company, a 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 Vice Chair 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. 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 elected to Cargill's Board of Directors in 1991. Elected Vice Chairman in 1995. Other directorships held during the past five years — Chairman of The Mosaic Company and director of Airgas, Inc. Formerly a director of Cargill Inc. and Webdigs Inc.

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. Member of the Audit and Safety, Health and Environment Committees. 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. Other directorships held during the past five years — Director of H&R Block, Inc.

Mary VanDeWeghe

Ms. Mary M. VanDeWeghe has been appointed as Independent Director of Ecolab Inc., effective December 1, 2011. She has been an executive with Lockheed Martin and J.P. Morgan, and since August 2009 she has served on the faculty of the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business as professor of the practice of finance. She was Senior Vice President of Finance, responsible for Corporate Treasury, Mergers & Acquisitions, Investor Relations, Corporate and Competitive Financial Analysis and Investment Management, for Lockheed Martin from 2006 to 2009. From 1996 to 2006, she was CEO and President of Forte Consulting Inc., consulting on mergers, acquisitions, capital structure, corporate governance and other financial and management strategies to enhance shareholder value. During that time period, she also served as executive in residence and finance professor at the University of Maryland Smith School of Business She began her career in 1983 at J.P. Morgan, where she held a variety of positions in corporate finance, capital markets and general management and rose to the rank of Managing Director. Ms. VanDeWeghe has a B.A. in economics from Smith College and an MBA in finance from Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business. She is a member of the board of directors of Brown Advisory, an investment management company.

John Zillmer

Mr. John J. Zillmer is Independent Director of Ecolab Inc. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Univar Inc., a global distributor of industrial chemicals and related specialty services. Member of the Compensation and Governance Committees. Prior to joining Univar in 2009, 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. Other directorships held during the past five years — Director of Reynolds American Inc. Formerly a director of Allied Waste Industries, Inc., Casella Waste Systems, Inc., Pathmark Stores Inc. and United Stationers Inc.
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