This excerpt taken from the GMCR DEF 14A filed Jan 26, 2009.
THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE COMPANY UNANIMOUSLY RECOMMENDS A VOTE FOR THE ELECTION OF EACH OF THE THREE NOMINEES TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS UNDER THIS PROPOSAL.
Certain biographical information regarding each nominee and each director continuing in office is set forth below:
William D. Davis (Class I) is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Learning Care Group, Inc.. Mr. Davis joined Learning Care Group in July 2002. From March 2002 to July 2002, Mr. Davis was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Tutor Time Learning Systems. Prior to that, Mr. Davis was Chief Executive Officer in a variety of specialty foods companies, including ChefExpress.net, Inc, Rondele Specialty Foods, Waterbury Holdings of Vermont, and Cabot Creamery Cooperative.
Jules A. del Vecchio (Class I) is currently a First Vice President of New York Life Insurance Company and is responsible for communications, and agent management and training. Mr. del Vecchio has been affiliated with New York Life Insurance Company since 1970.
Robert P. Stiller (Class I), founder of the Company, served as its President and Chief Executive Officer since its inception in July 1981 until May 2007. Since May 2007, Mr. Stiller has served the Company as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Founder.
Barbara D. Carlini (Class II) served as Chief Information Officer of Motorolas Mobile Devices Division from May 2006 to January 2008. From November 2001 until March 2006, Ms. Carlini was the Chief Information Officer of Diageo, NA (formerly Guinness North America). From September 1997 to November 2001, Ms. Carlini was Senior Director of Sales and Marketing Systems at Nabisco.
Hinda Miller (Class II) is currently President of DeForest Concepts, a consulting firm specializing in small business and the promotion of women entrepreneurs, and a member of several Boards of Directors. Ms. Miller has been a Vermont State Senator since January 2003. Ms. Miller co-founded Jogbra, Inc., in 1977, the original maker of the jogbra womens sports garment. Ms. Miller served as President of Jogbra, Inc., from 1977 until 1990, and continued to serve as such when the company was purchased by Playtex Apparel, Inc., in 1990. In 1991, when Playtex Apparel was sold to Sara Lee Corp., Ms. Miller continued her leadership as President until 1994. In May 1994, she became CEO of the Champion Jogbra division of Sara Lee. From January 1996 through December 1997, Ms. Miller served as Vice President of Communications for the same division.
Lawrence J. Blanford (Class III) has served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Company since May 2007. From May 2005 to October 2006, Mr. Blanford held the position of Chief Executive Officer at Royal Group Technologies Ltd., a Canadian building products and home improvements company. Prior to the Royal Group, from January 2004 to May 2005, Mr. Blanford was Founder and President of Strategic Value Consulting, LLC, a consultancy. Prior to this, from April 2001 to December 2003, Mr. Blanford was President and Chief Executive Officer of Philips Consumer Electronics North America, a division of Royal Philips Electronics NV. Previous to Philips, he held positions that included President of Maytag Appliances, President of Maytag International and Vice President of Marketing and National Account Sales for the Building Insulation Division of Johns Manville as well as various management positions earlier in his career at PPG Industries and Procter & Gamble.
David E. Moran (Class III) has been President of Marketing Driven Solutions (MDS), a marketing consulting firm focused on driving organic growth through innovation, brand building and portfolio strategy,
since June 2005. Prior to founding MDS, Mr. Moran was employed in senior management positions with management consulting companies. Mr. Moran was CEO of Fusion5 from July 1999 to June 2005, Senior Partner of the Cambridge Group from July 1992 through July 1999, and Partner at Marketing Corporation of America from July 1984 to June 1992. Earlier in his career Mr. Moran spent ten years in Brand Management at General Foods and International Playtex. While at General Foods, he was Brand Manager of several of its Maxwell House coffee brands.
Michael J. Mardy (Class III) Mr. Mardy has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Tumi, Inc., a retailer of prestige luggage and business accessories, since July 2003. From 1996 to 2002, Mr. Mardy served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Keystone Foods LLC, a global manufacturer of food products. From 1980 to 1996, Mr. Mardy served in various positions with Nabisco, Inc., last serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Nabisco Biscuit Company, a manufacturer of various food products. Mr. Mardy is also a director of CMGI, Inc., a supply chain technology company.