The board of directors of Ecolab Inc. has appointed Suzanne M. Vautrinot
to the Ecolab board. Ms. Vautrinot, age 54, retired from the U.S. Air
Force in 2013 with the rank of major general.
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 he vice chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force.
She is also a director of Symantec Corporation.
Ecolab Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Douglas M. Baker, Jr.,
commented on Maj. Gen. Vautrinot's appointment, "We are very pleased to
have Suzanne join Ecolab's board. She provides unique insights into the
challenges of a large global organization. With a background in cyber
security, strategic planning and organizational design, we look forward
to her counsel and input."
Ms. Vautrinot's appointment increases the size of Ecolab's board from 14
to 15 members.
About EcolabA trusted partner at more than one million
customer locations, Ecolab (ECL) is the global leader in water, hygiene
and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital
resources. With 2013 sales of $13 billion and 45,000 associates, Ecolab
delivers comprehensive solutions and on-site service to promote safe
food, maintain clean environments, optimize water and energy use and
improve operational efficiencies for customers in the food, healthcare,
energy, hospitality and industrial markets in more than 170 countries
around the world. For more Ecolab news and information, visit www.ecolab.com.
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