Gerald K. Carlson

Gerald K. Carlson, Director

Gerald K. Carlson, Director. Mr. Carlson serves as a member of our Board of Directors and was our Chief Operating Officer from March 2014 until June 2016. Mr. Carlson joined us as Chief Executive Officer in May 2002 and served in that position until his appointment as Chief Operating Officer. He has been a director since 2008. Prior to joining us, Mr. Carlson served as the Commissioner of Trade and Development for the State of Minnesota from 1999 to 2001. Prior to his retirement in 1998 after a thirty-two year career at Ecolab Inc., a global provider of cleaning and sanitation products, systems and services, Mr. Carlson served as Senior Vice President — Corporate Planning and Development, Senior Vice President of International and Senior Vice President and General Manager — Institutional North America. Mr. Carlson is qualified to serve on our Board of Directors due to his broad experience and track record in leading and building businesses, and his strong background in corporate strategy and business development.