Take one look at our board of directors and you’ll see an impressive gathering of experience, expertise and achievement.
And you’ll also understand why they are such an integral part of our continued growth and success.
Bill G. Armstrong
Retired Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Cargill Animal Nutrition
Mr. Armstrong served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Cargill Animal Nutrition (animal feed products), from 2001 to 2004. He is now retired. He is also a director of Ralcorp Holdings, Inc.
Prior to his employment with Cargill, Mr. Armstrong served as Chief Operating Officer of Agribrands International, Inc., an international agricultural products business, and as Executive Vice President of Operations of the international agricultural products business of Ralston Purina Company. He also served as Managing Director of Ralston’s Philippine operations, and during his tenure there, was president of the American Chamber of Commerce.
As a result of his international and operational experience, he provides a global perspective to the board, which has become increasingly important as our international operations have grown to account for approximately half of our annual sales and profitability.[PAGEBREAK]
Mr. Hoover served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Ball Corporation (beverage and food packaging and aerospace products and services) from 2001 to 2011. He is now retired. Mr. Hoover is also a director of Ball Corporation, Eli Lilly and Company, and Steelcase, Inc., and formerly a director of Qwest Communications International, Inc. and Irwin Financial Corporation.
Mr. Hoover began his employment at Ball Corporation in 1970, and has served in numerous finance and administration, treasury and operational capacities during his tenure at Ball, including service as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer. His broad and extensive experience provides our board with valuable insight into complex business, operational and financial issues.
His chairmanship of our Finance and Oversight Committee has been significant, particularly during the recent global recession, as that committee directly advises management on financial and economic issues and strategies. John C. HunterRetired Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Hunter served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Solutia, Inc. (chemical products) from 1999 to 2004. He is now retired. He is also a director of Penford Corporation, KMG Chemicals, Inc., and formerly a director of Hercules, Inc.
[PAGEBREAK]Mr. Hunter has a degree in chemical engineering and a Masters in Business Administration. During his career with Solutia and its former parent, Monsanto, Inc., he obtained many years of experience in the specialty chemicals business, as well as an in-depth knowledge of environmental issues.
As a result, he provides insightful risk management experience to our board, and to his chairmanship of our Nominating and Executive Compensation Committee, and a practical perspective and understanding as we deal with environmental, regulatory and sustainability issues.
James C. Johnson
Retired General Counsel
Loop Capital Markets LLC
Mr. Johnson served as General Counsel of Loop Capital Markets LLC (financial services firm) from 2010 through 2013. From 1998 until 2009, Mr. Johnson served in a number of responsible positions at The Boeing Company, an aerospace and defense firm, including serving as Vice President, Corporate Secretary and Assistant General Counsel from 2003 until 2007, and as Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Commercial Airplanes from 2007 to his retirement in March 2009. He is also a director of Ameren Corporation and Hanesbrands, Inc.
Mr. Johnson brings extensive executive management and leadership across a number of industries, and strong legal, compliance, risk management, corporate governance and compensation skills and experience.
[PAGEBREAK]John E. KleinPresidentRandolph College
Mr. Klein has served as President of Randolph College (education) since August 2007 to 2013. He is now retired. Prior to that, Mr. Klein served as Executive Vice Chancellor for Administration, Washington University in St. Louis (education) from 2004 to August 2007. From 1985 to 2004, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer, Bunge North America, Inc. (agribusiness), and formerly served as a director of Embrex, Inc.
Mr. Klein obtained a law degree and practiced law with a firm in New York City for several years before joining Bunge International. He had a number of international postings in Europe and South America before being named Chief Executive of Bunge’s North American operations. He has also obtained significant administrative experience in the field of higher education.
He brings the benefits of his diverse legal, international, operational and administrative background and experience to our Board, Audit Committee, and Finance and Oversight Committee. In that role, he has gained extensive knowledge of our compensation plans and programs, and a thorough understanding of current issues, trends and concerns in executive compensation design.Ward M. KleinChief Executive OfficerEnergizer Holdings, Inc.[PAGEBREAK]W. Patrick McGinnis
Chief Executive Officer and President
Nestlé Purina PetCare Company
Mr. McGinnis has served as Chief Executive Officer and President, Nestlé Purina PetCare Company (pet foods and related products) since 2001. He is also a director of Brown Shoe Company, Inc.
Mr. McGinnis has almost forty years of experience in consumer products industries, including almost twenty years as Chief Executive of the Purina pet food business. As a result, he has expertise with respect to marketing and other commercial issues, competitive challenges, and long-term strategic planning, as well as valuable perspectives with respect to potential acquisitions of consumer products businesses.
J. Patrick Mulcahy
Chairman of the Board, Energizer Holdings, Inc.
and Retired Chief Executive Officer, Energizer Holdings, Inc.
Mr. Mulcahy has served as Chairman of the Board of Energizer Holdings, Inc. since 2007. He served as Vice Chairman of the Board from January 2005 to January 2007, and prior to that time served as Chief Executive Officer, Energizer Holdings, Inc. from 2000 to 2005, and as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Eveready Battery Company, Inc. from 1987 until his retirement in 2005. He is also a director of Hanesbrands, Inc. and Ralcorp Holdings, Inc., and was formerly a director of Solutia, Inc.
Mr. Mulcahy has over forty years of experience in consumer products industries, including almost twenty years as Chief Executive of our battery business.[PAGEBREAK]He was our first Chief Executive Officer, and managed and directed the acquisition of our Schick-Wilkinson Sword business in 2003. He is very knowledgeable about the dynamics of our various businesses and the categories in which they compete.
His experience with the complex financial and operational issues of consumer products businesses brings critical financial, operational and strategic expertise to our Board of Directors.John R. RobertsRetired Executive Director, Civic Progress St. Louisand Retired Managing Partner of Mid-South Region, Arthur Andersen, LLP
Mr. Roberts served as Executive Director, Civic Progress St. Louis (civic organization) from 2001 through 2006. From 1993 to 1998, he served as Managing Partner, Mid-South Region, Arthur Andersen LLP (public accountancy). He is now retired. Mr. Roberts is also a director of Regions Financial Corporation and Centene Corporation.
Mr. Roberts brings many years of experience as an audit partner at Arthur Andersen to our board. His extensive knowledge of financial accounting, accounting principles, and financial reporting rules and regulations, and his experience in evaluating financial results and generally overseeing the financial reporting process of large public companies from an independent auditor’s perspective, provides invaluable expertise to our board and audit committee.
Mr. Roberts’ service as a board member and audit committee chair for other public companies reinforces the knowledge and insight he provides to our board.