Ecolab 8-K 2014
Washington, D.C. 20549
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) April 8, 2014
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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors and Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
(b) John J. Corkrean, the Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller of Ecolab Inc., a Delaware corporation (Ecolab), and Ecolabs principal accounting officer, has accepted a senior level assignment leading the finance team of Ecolabs Nalco Champion Global Energy business effective May 8, 2014. Mr. Corkrean joined Ecolab in 1999 and has been Corporate Controller since 2008.
(c) Bryan L. Hughes will become Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller, and will serve as Ecolabs principal accounting officer, succeeding Mr. Corkrean, effective May 8, 2014. Mr. Hughes, age 45, has been with Ecolab since 1996 and was previously the Vice President, Finance of Ecolabs Global Institutional business. During his tenure with Ecolab, he has also held finance leadership roles in Ecolabs Institutional North America and Textile Care divisions and he has also served in corporate leadership roles as Audit Services Vice President and Corporate Planning and Analysis Vice President. Mr. Hughes has an MBA from the University of Michigan and a BA degree from Concordia College Moorhead, MN.
Mr. Hughes will be entitled to participate in Ecolabs regular compensation arrangements for executive officers. Information regarding such arrangements is included in the definitive proxy statement relating to Ecolabs 2014 annual meeting of stockholders filed with the SEC on March 21, 2014.
There is no transaction between Mr. Hughes (and his immediate family) and Ecolab that requires disclosure in accordance with Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.