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R. WILLIAM VAN SANT

Senior Operating Partner,
Tenex Capital Management, L.P.

Director since 2004

Committee Assignments: Audit , Governance

Experience

Yukon Partners II, LLC, Minneapolis, MN

2014- Present

Senior Advisor

Tenex Capital Management, L.P., New York, NY

2013 - Present

Senior Operating Partner

2012 - 2013

Senior Advisor

Stone Arch Capital, LLC, Minneapolis, MN

2008 – 2013

Operating Partner

Paladin Brands Holding, Inc., a Dover Corporation company,
Cedar Rapids, IA

2006 – 2007

President & Chief Executive Officer

Paladin Brands LLC, Cedar Rapids, IA

2003 – 2006

Chairman

2003 – 2005

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Norwest Equity Partners, Minneapolis MN

2001 – 2006

Operating Partner

Nortrax Inc., Minneapolis, MN

1999 – 2001

Chairman, Director and Chief Executive Officer

Education

1978

Executive Business Program, Columbia University

1967

MSME, University of Iowa

1966

BSME, University of Iowa

Public Boards

2004 – Present

Director, Graco Inc.

2002 – Present

Director, HB Fuller Company

Organizations

Member, Bayfield Regional Conservancy
Director, Board of Curators, State Historical Society of Wisconsin
Trustee, Northland College