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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Lee Mitau

67 2007 Independent Chairman of the Board

Patrick McHale

54 2007 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Christian Rothe

42 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer

David Lowe

60 2012 Executive Vice President - Industrial Products Division

Charles Rescorla

64 2013 Vice President - Corporate Manufacturing, Distribution Operations and Corporate Development .

Karen Gallivan

59 2005 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Mark Eberlein

55 2013 Vice President and General Manager - Process Division

Dale Johnson

61 2001 Vice President and General Manager - Contractor Equipment Division

Jeffrey Johnson

56 2013 Vice President and General Manager, EMEA

Bernard Moreau

55 2013 Vice President and General Manager, South and Central America

Peter O'Shea

51 2013 Vice President and General Manager, Asia Pacific

Mark Sheahan

51 2008 Vice President, General Manager - Applied Fluid Technologies Division

Brian Zumbolo

46 2016 Vice President and General Manager, Asia Pacific

Caroline Chambers

51 2013 Vice President, corporate Controller and Information Systems

David Ahlers

57 2010 Vice President - Human Resources and Corporate Communications

Jody Feragen

60 2015 Director

William Carroll

71 1999 Independent Director

Eric Etchart

60 2010 Independent Director

Jack Eugster

70 2004 Independent Director

J. Kevin Gilligan

61 2001 Independent Director

Martha Morfitt

58 1995 Independent Director

Robert Van Sant

77 2004 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Lee Mitau

Mr. Lee R. Mitau is an Independent Chairman of the Board of Graco Inc. He was Executive Vice President and General Counsel of U.S. Bancorp, the fifth-largest commercial bank in the United States by assets, from 1995 until his retirement in March 2013. Mr. Mitau has been a director of Graco since May 1990. He served as Chairman of the Board of the Company from May 2002 until April 2006 and has been serving as Chairman of the Board of the Company since June 2007. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of H.B. Fuller Company, a position he has held since 2006. Among other qualifications, Mr. Mitau brings to our Board extensive public company legal and governance expertise developed in his roles as an executive, a director and as the former chair of the corporate and securities practice of a global law firm. In addition, he is an expert in corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions.

Patrick McHale

Mr. Patrick J. McHale is President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Company. He served as Vice President and General Manager, Lubrication Equipment Division from June 2003 to June 2007. He was Vice President, Manufacturing and Distribution Operations from April 2001 to June 2003. He served as Vice President, Contractor Equipment Division from February 2000 to April 2001. From September 1999 to February 2000, he was Vice President, Lubrication Equipment Division. Prior to September 1999, he held various manufacturing management positions in Minneapolis, Minnesota; Plymouth, Michigan; and Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Mr. McHale joined the Company in 1989.

Christian Rothe

Mr. Christian E. Rothe is appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer of the Company. He was Vice President and Treasurer. Prior to joining Graco, he held various positions in business development, accounting and finance, including, most recently, at Gardner Denver, Inc., a manufacturer of highly engineered products, as Vice President, Treasurer from January 2011 to June 2011, Vice President - Finance, Industrial Products Group from October 2008 to January 2011, and Director, Strategic Planning and Development from October 2006 to October 2008. Mr. Rothe joined the Company in 2011.

David Lowe

Mr. David M. Lowe is Executive Vice President - Industrial Products Division of the Company. He was Vice President and General Manager, Industrial Products Division. He was Vice President and General Manager, European.

Charles Rescorla

Mr. Charles L. Rescorla is Vice President - Corporate Manufacturing, Distribution Operations and Corporate Development of Graco Inc. since December 6, 2013. From June 2011 to December 2013, He was Vice President, Corporate Manufacturing, Information Systems and Distribution Operations. He was Vice President, Manufacturing, Information Systems and Distribution Operations from April 2009 to June 2011. He served as Vice President, Manufacturing and Distribution Operations from September 2005 to April 2009. From June 2003 to September 2005, he was Vice President, Manufacturing/Distribution Operations and Information Systems. From April 2001 until June 2003, he was Vice President and General Manager, Industrial/Automotive Equipment Division. Prior to April 2001, he held various positions in manufacturing and engineering management. Mr. Rescorla joined the Company in 1988.

Karen Gallivan

Ms. Karen Park Gallivan is Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. She was Vice President, Human Resources from January 2003 to September 2005. Prior to joining Graco, she was Vice President of Human Resources and Communications at Syngenta Seeds, Inc. from January 1999 to January 2003. From 1988 through January 1999, she was the general counsel of Novartis Nutrition Corporation. Prior to joining Novartis, Ms. Gallivan was an attorney with the law firm of Rider, Bennett, Egan & Arundel, L.L.P. She joined the Company in 2003.

Mark Eberlein

Mr. Mark D. Eberlein is Vice President and General Manager - Process Division of the Company. He was Director, Business Development, Industrial Products Division. He was Director, Manufacturing Operations, Industrial Products Division from January to October 2008. From 2001 to 2008, he was Manufacturing Operations Manager of a variety of Graco business divisions. Prior to joining Graco, Mr. Eberlein worked as an engineer at Honeywell and at Sheldahl. He joined the Company in 1996.

Dale Johnson

Mr. Dale D. Johnson is Vice President and General Manager - Contractor Equipment Division of the Company. He served as President and Chief Operating Officer. From December 1996 to January 2000, he was Vice President, Contractor Equipment Division. Prior to becoming the Director of Marketing, Contractor Equipment Division in June 1996, he held various marketing and sales positions in the Contractor Equipment division and the Industrial Equipment division. He joined the Company in 1976.

Jeffrey Johnson

Mr. Jeffrey P. Johnson is Vice President and General Manager, EMEA of the Company. He served as Director of Sales and Marketing, Applied Fluid Technologies Division, from June 2006 until February 2008. Prior to joining Graco, he held various sales and marketing positions, including, most recently, President of Johnson Krumwiede Roads, a full-service advertising agency, and European sales manager at General Motors Corp. He joined the Company in 2006.

Bernard Moreau

Mr. Bernard J. Moreau is Vice President and General Manager, South and Central America of the Company. He was Sales and Marketing Director, EMEA, Industrial/Automotive Equipment Division. From January 1997 to October 2003, he was Sales Manager, Middle East, Africa and East Europe. Prior to 1997, he worked in various Graco sales engineering and sales management positions, mainly to support Middle East, Africa and southern Europe territories. He joined the Company in 1985.

Peter O'Shea

Mr. Peter J. O'Shea is Vice President and General Manager, Asia Pacific of the Company. He was Vice President and General Manager, Asia Pacific. From January 2012 until December 2012, he was Director of Sales and Marketing, Industrial Products Division, and from 2008 to 2012, he was Director of Sales and Marketing, Industrial Products Division and Applied Fluid Technologies Division. He was Country Manager, Australia - New Zealand from 2005 to 2008, and from 2002 to 2005 he served as Business Development Manager, Australia - New Zealand. Prior to becoming Business Development Manager, Australia - New Zealand, he worked in various Graco sales management positions. Mr. O’Shea joined the Company in 1995.

Mark Sheahan

Mr. Mark W. Sheahan is Vice President and General Manager - Applied Fluid Technologies Division of the Company. He served as Chief Administrative Officer from September 2005 until February 2008, and was Vice President and Treasurer from December 1998 to September 2005. Prior to becoming Treasurer in December 1996, he was Manager, Treasury Services. He joined the Company in 1995.

Brian Zumbolo

Mr. Brian J. Zumbolo is Vice President and General Manager, Asia Pacific of the Company. He was Vice President and General Manager, Lubrication Equipment Division. He was Director of Sales and Marketing, Lubrication Equipment and Applied Fluid Technologies, Asia Pacific, from November 2006 through July 2007. From February 2005 to November 2006, he was the Director of Sales and Marketing, High Performance Coatings and Foam, Applied Fluid Technologies Division. Mr. Zumbolo was the Director of Sales and Marketing, Finishing Equipment from May 2004 to February 2005. Prior to May 2004, he held various marketing positions in the Industrial Equipment division. Mr. Zumbolo joined the Company in 1999.

Caroline Chambers

Ms. Caroline M. Chambers is Vice President, Corporate Controller and Information Systems since December 6, 2013 of the Company. She has also served as the Company’s principal accounting officer since September 2007. From April 2009 to December 2013, she was Vice President and Corporate Controller. She served as Vice President and Controller from December 2006 to April 2009. She was Corporate Controller from October 2005 to December 2006 and Director of Information Systems from July 2003 through September 2005. Prior to becoming Director of Information Systems, she held various management positions in the internal audit and accounting departments. Prior to joining Graco, Ms. Chambers was an auditor with Deloitte & Touche in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Paris, France. Ms. Chambers joined the Company in 1992.

David Ahlers

Mr. David M. Ahlers is Vice President - Human Resources and Corporate Communications of the Company. He served as the Company’s Vice President, Human Resources. Prior to joining Graco, Mr. Ahlers held various human resources positions, including, most recently, Chief Human Resources Officer and Senior Managing Director of GMAC Residential Capital, from August 2003 to August 2008. He joined the Company in 2008.

Jody Feragen

Ms. Jody H. Feragen is Director of the Company., effective September 17, 2015. Ms. Feragen currently serves as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL), a company she joined in 2000 as its Treasurer. Prior to Hormel, she served as the Assistant Treasurer for NCS Pearson, and the Director, Treasury Operations for BMC Industries. Ms. Feragen serves on several public boards and organizations. She is a Director on the Hormel Board and serves as a Director and the Audit Chair of the Patterson Companies Inc. In addition, she is a Director and the Chair of the University of North Dakota Alumni Association and Foundation. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of North Dakota and an M.B.A. from the University of Minnesota.

William Carroll

Mr. William J. Carroll is an Independent Director of Graco Inc. was Chief Executive Officer of Limo-Reid, Inc. d/b/a NRG Dynamix, a power train designer and manufacturer, from March 2009 until June 2011. From May 2006 until March 2009, he was a principal of Highland Jebco LLC, which provides advisory and consulting services to the automotive parts industry. He was the Director of Economic and Community Development for the city of Toledo, Ohio from September 2004 until January 2006. From September 2003 to March 2004, Mr. Carroll was President and Chief Operating Officer of Dana Corporation. Dana Corporation engineers, manufactures and distributes components and systems for vehicular and industrial manufacturers worldwide. From 1997 to March 2004, Mr. Carroll was President – Automotive Systems Group of Dana Corporation. Mr. Carroll has been a director of Graco since June 1999. Mr. Carroll brings to our Board a seasoned perspective and comprehensive breadth of expertise on the automotive industry, a key market served by Graco, as well as considerable skill in financial, accounting and manufacturing oversight.

Eric Etchart

Mr. Eric P. Etchart is an Independent Director of Graco Inc. Mr. Etchart served as President of Manitowoc Cranes and Senior Vice President of The Manitowoc Company, Inc. from 2007 until January of 2015. From 2001 to 2007, Mr. Etchart was Executive Vice President, Asia Pacific and President, Zhang Jia Gang Company of the Manitowoc Crane Group, in Shanghai, China. Prior to that, Mr. Etchart held various management positions at Potain S.A., until it was acquired by Manitowoc in 2001, and PPM Cranes S.A. Mr. Etchart has been a director of Graco since December 2010. Among other qualifications, Mr. Etchart brings to our Board over thirty years of global manufacturing experience, as well as extensive knowledge of and expertise in finance and marketing. Mr. Etchart, a French-national with over twenty years of experience in management positions outside of the U.S., including positions in China, Singapore, Italy, France and the Middle East, is particularly well-suited to provide an international perspective to the Board as we develop our business in global markets.

Jack Eugster

Mr. Jack W. Eugster is an Independent Director of Graco Inc. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of Musicland Stores Corporation, a retail music and home video company, from 1980 until his retirement in January 2001. He also served as Chairman of Musicland Stores from 1986 until his retirement. Mr. Eugster has been a director of Graco since February 2004, and is also a director of Black Hills Corporation and Life Time Fitness, Inc. From 1993 to November 2012, Mr. Eugster served as a director of Donaldson Company, Inc., and from 2000 until 2007, he was a director of Golf Galaxy, Inc. From 1991 until 2005, Mr. Eugster served as a director of ShopKo Stores, Inc., and was Chairman of the Board from 2001 until 2005.

J. Kevin Gilligan

Mr. J. Kevin Gilligan is an Independent Director of Graco Inc.He is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Capella Education Company, an online education provider. He has served as Chief Executive Officer of Capella Education since March 2009, and as Chairman since February 2010. Mr. Gilligan was President and Chief Executive Officer of United Subcontractors, Inc., a national construction services company, from October 2004 until February 2009. United Subcontractors voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on March 31, 2009 and emerged from the bankruptcy proceedings on June 30, 2009. Mr. Gilligan was President and Chief Executive Officer, Automation and Control Solutions, Honeywell International, Inc., a diversified technology and manufacturing company, from 2001 until January 2004. Mr. Gilligan has been a director of Graco since February 2001 and is also a director of Capella Education Company. From 2004 until 2009, Mr. Gilligan was a director of ADC Telecommunications, Inc., and served as lead director from 2008 until 2009.

Martha Morfitt

Ms. Martha A. Morfitt is an Independent Director of Graco Inc. She is President and Chief Executive Officer of River Rock Partners, Inc., a business and cultural transformation consulting firm. She assumed this position in 2008. Ms. Morfitt formerly served as Chief Executive Officer of Airborne, Inc., a manufacturer of dietary supplements, from 2009 through March 2012. Ms. Morfitt left her position at Airborne effective March 30, 2012 as a result of the acquisition of Airborne by Schiff Nutrition Group on March 30, 2012. She also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of CNS, Inc., a manufacturer and marketer of consumer products, from 2001 through March 2007. Ms. Morfitt left her position at CNS effective March 2007 as a result of the acquisition of CNS by GlaxoSmithKline plc in December 2006. Ms. Morfitt has been a director of Graco since October 1995 and is also a director of Life Time Fitness, Inc. and lululemon athletica inc. From 1998 until 2007, she served as a director of CNS; from 2005 until 2006, she served as a director of Intrawest Corporation; and from 2007 until 2010, she served as a director of Solta Medical, Inc. f/k/a Thermage, Inc.

Robert Van Sant

Mr. Robert William Van Sant is an Independent Director of Graco Inc. has been a Senior Operating Partner at Tenex Capital Management, L.P., a private equity firm, since December 2013, and a Special Advisor at Yukon Partners II, LLC, a provider of mezzanine financing for middle-market private equity transactions, since July 2014. From September 2012 until December 2013, he was a Senior Advisor at Tenex. He also serves as the Chairman or as a director of several portfolio companies of Tenex. In addition to actively advising private equity funds and their portfolio companies, Mr. Van Sant may from time to time take ownership interests in the funds and portfolio companies he advises. From January 2008 until February 2013, he was an Operating Partner of Stone Arch Capital, LLC, a private equity firm. From August 2006 through December 2007, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Paladin Brands Holding, Inc., which manufactures attachments for construction equipment. From 2003 until August 2006, Mr. Van Sant was Chairman, and from 2003 until November 2005, Mr. Van Sant was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, of Paladin Brands, LLC. He was an operating partner with Norwest Equity Partners, a private equity firm, from 2001 through 2006. Mr. Van Sant has been a director of Graco since February 2004 and is also a director of H.B. Fuller Company.