Executive Officers of Our Company
The following are all the executive officers of Graco Inc. as of February 17, 2015:
Patrick J. McHale, 53, is President and Chief Executive Officer, a position he has held since June 2007. 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.
David M. Ahlers, 56, became Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Communications
in April 2010. From September 2008 through March 2010, he served as the Companys 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.
Chambers, 50, was elected Vice President, Corporate Controller and Information Systems on December 6, 2013. She has also served as the Companys 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.
Mark D. Eberlein, 54, is Vice President and General
Manager, Process Division, a position he has held since January 2013. From November 2008 to December 2012, 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
Karen Park Gallivan, 58, became Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary in September 2005. 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.
James A. Graner, 70, became Chief Financial Officer in September 2005, a position he held in conjunction with Treasurer from September 2005 to June
2011. He served as Vice President and Controller from March 1994 to September 2005. He was Treasurer from May 1993 through February 1994. Prior to becoming Treasurer, he held various managerial positions in the treasury, accounting and information
systems departments. He joined the Company in 1974. Mr. Graner has announced his intention to retire in 2015.
Dale D. Johnson, 60, became
Vice President and General Manager, Contractor Equipment Division in April 2001. From January 2000 through March 2001, 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 P. Johnson, 55, became Vice President and General Manager, EMEA in January 2013. From February 2008 to December 2012 he
was Vice President and General Manager, Asia Pacific. 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.
David M. Lowe, 59, became Executive Vice President, Industrial Products Division in April 2012. From February 2005 to April 2012, he was Vice President
and General Manager, Industrial Products Division. He was Vice President and General Manager, European Operations from September 1999 to February 2005. Prior to becoming Vice President, Lubrication Equipment Division in December 1996, he was
Treasurer. Mr. Lowe joined the Company in 1995.
Bernard J. Moreau, 54, is Vice President and General Manager, South and Central America, a
position he has held since January 2013. From November 2003 to December 2012, 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