People: G&K Services Inc (GK.OQ)

GK.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Douglas Milroy

55 2014 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Tracy Jokinen

45 2014 Chief Financial Officer

Timothy Curran

53 2008 Senior Vice President, U.S. Field

Jeffrey Cotter

47 2008 Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

M. Lenny Pippin

67 2014 Lead Independent Director

Thomas Greco

56 2014 Director

Lee Schram

52 2014 Director

John Bronson

66 2004 Independent Director

Lynn Crump-Caine

58 2008 Independent Director

Wayne Fortun

65 1994 Independent Director

Ernest Mrozek

61 2005 Independent Director

Alice Richter

61 2003 Independent Director

Jeff Huebschen

Director - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Douglas Milroy

Mr. Douglas A. Milroy is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of G&K Services Inc., since August 25, 2014. Mr. Milroy has served as our Chief Executive Officer and a director since May 2009 and was appointed Chairman of the Board in August 2014. Mr. Milroy served as our President, Direct Purchase and Business Development from November 2006 to May 2009. Mr. Milroy joined us with more than 20 years of global leadership experience in business-to-business organizations. Most recently, between 2004 and November 2006, Mr. Milroy was managing director of The Milroy Group LLC, a firm focused on the acquisition and management of industrial companies in partnership with other investors. Prior to that, between 2000 and 2004, Mr. Milroy was the Vice President and General Manager – Food and Beverage North America and Water Care for Ecolab, Inc. Mr. Milroy has also held senior positions with FMC Corporation and McKinsey & Company.

Tracy Jokinen

Ms. Tracy C. Jokinen has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer of the Company, effective June 29, 2014. Ms. Jokinen became our Chief Financial Officer on June 29, 2014. Prior to joining G&K, Ms. Jokinen spent the last 22 years with Valspar Corporation, most recently as its Vice President, Corporate Finance, where she was responsible for Valspar’s tax, treasury, investor relations, internal audit, operations finance and corporate accounting functions. Throughout 2012 through September 2013, Ms. Jokinen was Valspar’s Vice President, Finance & Strategy, in which role she led Valspar’s global finance organization with responsibility for business finance, international shared service centers in Europe and Asia and regional accounting teams. From 2008 to 2012, Ms. Jokinen was Valspar’s Vice President, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer, with responsibility for the company’s SEC reporting obligations and global financial control policies. Ms. Jokinen holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Saint Cloud State University.

Timothy Curran

Mr. Timothy N. Curran is Senior Vice President, U.S. Field of G&K Services Inc., since October 2008. Mr. Curran has served as our Senior Vice President, U.S. Field since October 2008. Mr. Curran joined the company as Regional Vice President in 2004. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Curran served as Vice President, Operations for a distribution division of WebMD from 2002 to 2004, and served as Division General Manager and Director of Business Development for OMNOVA Solutions, a performance chemical and decorative products company, from 2000 to 2002. Mr. Curran also held various operating and leadership positions with Honeywell International Inc. from 1993 to 2000.

Jeffrey Cotter

Mr. Jeffrey Louis Cotter is Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of G&K Services Inc. Mr. Cotter has served as our Vice President and General Counsel since June 2008. Mr. Cotter joined the company as Senior Corporate Counsel in January 2006 and was named Director of Legal Services and Corporate Secretary in September 2007. Prior to joining the company, since 2003, Mr. Cotter was a shareholder in the law firm of Leonard, Street and Deinard Professional Association, now known as Stinson Leonard Street LLP, where he focused on securities law, as well as on mergers, acquisitions and related transactions. Prior to being a shareholder in Leonard, Street and Deinard, Mr. Cotter was an associate at the firm (1997-1999; 2001-2003), as well as Assistant General Counsel of Stockwalk.com, Inc. (1999-2001) and an associate in the law firm of Briggs & Morgan, P.A. (1995-1997).

M. Lenny Pippin

Mr. M. Lenny Pippin is Lead Independent Director of G&K Services Inc. Mr. Pippin is a director, serves as the Lead Director of our Board of Directors and serves as Chair of the Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Pippin served as Vice Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Schwan Food Company, a branded frozen-food company, from November 1999 until February 2008. Since 2008, Mr. Pippin has acted as a business consultant. Prior to joining Schwan’s, Mr. Pippin served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Lykes Brothers, Inc., a privately held corporation with operating divisions in the food, agriculture, transportation, energy and insurance industries. Mr. Pippin’s prior business experience with The Schwan Food Company and Lykes Brothers provides him with a keen understanding of the many strategic and operational challenges facing companies such as ours, including familiarity with managing a complex route delivery system. Mr. Pippin also has experience with building sales, improving brand awareness, ensuring leadership development and understanding issues facing businesses like ours. As the Lead Director of our board, Mr. Pippin possesses valuable leadership, analytical, strategic and risk assessment skills. Mr. Pippin is also well versed with corporate governance requirements facing boards of large public companies.

Thomas Greco

Mr. Thomas R. Greco is appointed as Director of G & K Services, Inc., effective July 10, 2014. Mr. Greco was appointed as a director in July 2014 and serves as a member of the Compensation Committee of our Board of Directors. Mr. Greco is president of Frito-Lay North America, where he leads PepsiCo’s snack and convenient foods business. Mr. Greco assumed this role in September 2011, after serving as PepsiCo's executive vice president and chief commercial officer, North America Beverages, or NAB, where he was responsible for leading NAB’s commercial efforts across North America. Prior to September 2011, Mr. Greco was president of global sales for PepsiCo. Mr. Greco also previously served as president of Frito Lay Canada and senior vice president of sales for Frito-Lay North America. Mr. Greco joined PepsiCo in 1986. Before joining PepsiCo, Mr. Greco worked at Procter & Gamble.

Lee Schram

Mr. Lee J. Schram is Director of Company. Mr. Schram has served as CEO of Deluxe Corporation since 2006, where he has led the transformation of Deluxe from primarily a check printer to a provider of a comprehensive line of products and digital services for small businesses, financial institutions and consumers. Under his leadership, Deluxe has consistently grown revenue, profit, and cash flow, and increased digital services, extended e-commerce, expanded the channels that sell its products and services, and acquired many companies that serve the online marketing needs of small business and financial institutions. Mr. Schram began his professional career with NCR Corporation in 1983, where he held a variety of positions with increasing responsibility that included both domestic and international assignments. He served as corporate controller, chief financial officer for approximately 80 percent of NCR’s businesses, and general manager of NCR’s Payment and Imaging Solutions segment. His last position with NCR prior to joining Deluxe was senior vice president of NCR’s Retail Solutions segment. He holds a bachelor of science in business from Miami (Ohio) University and a master’s of business administration from the University of Dayton.

John Bronson

Mr. John S. Bronson is Independent Director of G&K Services Inc. Mr. Bronson is a director of the company and serves as a member of the Compensation and Corporate Governance Committees of our Board of Directors. Mr. Bronson was Senior Vice President, Human Resources for Williams-Sonoma, Inc., a specialty retailer of home furnishings, from 1999 to 2003. Prior to his employment with Williams-Sonoma, Mr. Bronson held several senior human resource-related management positions with PepsiCo, from 1979 to 1999, including as its Executive Vice President, Human Resources Worldwide for Pepsi-Cola Worldwide. Mr. Bronson's experience in human resource-related

Lynn Crump-Caine

Ms. Lynn Crump-Caine is Independent Director of G&K Services Inc., since May 20, 2008. Ms. Crump-Caine is a director of the company and serves as a member of the Audit Committee of our Board of Directors. Ms. Crump-Caine founded Outsidein Consulting, and she currently serves as its Chief Executive Officer. Between 1974 and her retirement in 2004, Ms. Crump-Caine served in various senior capacities with McDonald’s Corporation, including as its Executive Vice President, Worldwide Operations and Restaurant Systems, from 2002 to 2004, its Executive Vice President, U.S. Restaurant Systems, from 2000 to 2002, and its Senior Vice President, U.S. Operations, from 1998 to 2000. Ms. Crump-Caine serves on the board of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (NYSE: KKD), where she chairs the Compensation Committee and serves on the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees. Ms. Crump-Caine’s far-reaching operational experience, including in various senior positions with McDonald’s Corporation, gives her a unique understanding of complex operating systems. Ms. Crump-Caine provides a valuable perspective to our board in a multitude of areas, including training, brand development and operations. Ms. Crump-Caine is well positioned to understand the multifaceted governance matters facing large public companies today. Ms. Crump-Caine also brings useful insights from, among other things, her service on other boards, including another public company board, and her commitment to continuing education.

Wayne Fortun

Mr. Wayne M. Fortun is Independent Director of G&K Services Inc. Mr. Fortun is a director and serves as Chair of the Compensation Committee of our Board of Directors. In 1983, Mr. Fortun was elected director and named President and Chief Operating Officer of Hutchinson Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTCH), a worldwide leader in precision manufacturing of suspension assemblies for disk drives, and was Hutchinson Technology's Chief Executive Officer from May 1996 to October 1, 2012, when he assumed the role of Chairman of the Board of Hutchinson Technology and retired from his position as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Fortun also serves as a director of C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHRW), a global provider of multimodal transportation services and logistics solutions, where he chairs the Compensation Committee.

Ernest Mrozek

Mr. Ernest J. Mrozek is Independent Director of G&K Services Inc. Mr. Mrozek is a director and serves as a member of the Audit and Corporate Governance Committees of our Board of Directors. Mr. Mrozek is one of our Audit Committee Financial Experts. Mr. Mrozek served as Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of The ServiceMaster Company, a residential and commercial service company, from November 2006 until his retirement in March 2008. Mr. Mrozek also served as President and Chief Financial Officer of The ServiceMaster Company from January 2004 to November 2006 and as its President and Chief Operating Officer from 2002 to January 2004. He served as President and Chief Operating Officer of ServiceMaster Consumer Services, ServiceMaster’s largest segment, from January 1997 until 2002. Mr. Mrozek joined ServiceMaster in 1987 and held various senior positions in general management, operations and finance, in addition to those specifically noted above. Prior to joining ServiceMaster, Mr. Mrozek spent 12 years with Arthur Andersen & Co. Mr. Mrozek served on the board of Chemed Corporation (NYSE: CHE) until May 2010, and he currently serves on the board of IDEX Corporation (NYSE: IEX), where he chairs the Audit Committee.

Alice Richter

Ms. Alice M. Richter is Independent Director of G&K Services Inc. Ms. Richter is a director and serves as Chair of the Audit Committee of our Board of Directors. Ms. Richter is one of our Audit Committee Financial Experts. Ms. Richter has been retired since June 2001. Prior to her retirement, Ms. Richter was a certified public accountant with KPMG LLP for 26 years. Ms. Richter joined KPMG’s Minneapolis office in 1975 and was admitted to the KPMG partnership in 1987. During her tenure at KPMG, Ms. Richter served as the National Industry Director of KPMG’s U.S. Food and Beverage practice and also served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the KPMG Foundation. Ms. Richter is a member of the boards of West Marine, Inc. (NASDAQ: WMAR), where she serves as Chair of the Audit Committee, Bluestem Brands, Inc., where she serves as the Chair of the Audit Committee, and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, where she chairs the Audit Committee and serves on the Marketing/Strategic Oversight Committee. Ms. Richter has also been recognized as a Board Leadership Fellow by the National Association of Corporate Directors.

Jeff Huebschen

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