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Patterson Companies Inc (PDCO.OQ)

PDCO.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John Buck

67 2017 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Mark Walchirk

51 2017 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Donald Zurbay

50 2018 Chief Financial Officer

Kevin Pohlman

2017 Interim President - Patterson Animal Health

Kelly Baker

48 2016 Chief Human Resource Officer

Les Korsh

47 2015 Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Dennis Goedken

55 2018 Controller

Robert Frenzel

47 2018 Director

Francis Malecha

54 2018 Director

James Wiltz

72 2017 Director

Alex Blanco

57 2017 Independent Director

Jody Feragen

62 2011 Independent Director

Ellen Rudnick

67 2003 Independent Director

Neil Schrimsher

53 2016 Independent Director

Les Vinney

2008 Independent Director

John Wright

2015 Vice President of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

John Buck

Mr. John D. Buck is Chairman of the Board of Patterson Companies, Inc. Mr. Buck is the principal owner of Whitefish Ventures, LLC, a family investment fund. He has been its Chief Executive Officer since 2000. Mr. Buck was Chief Executive Officer of Medica, the second largest health benefits plan in Minnesota, from February 2002 to May 2003. From 1996 to 2000, he worked for Fingerhut Companies, Inc. with his last assignment as President and Chief Operating Officer, and played an integral role in developing the business services area of the company. Prior to Fingerhut, Mr. Buck was Vice President of Administration at Alliant Techsystems, a leading supplier of aerospace and defense technologies. Prior to that, Mr. Buck spent 21 years at Honeywell, Inc., including a four-year international posting, and most recently serving as Vice President of Administration. Mr. Buck is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Medica. He has been one of our directors since December 2006. Mr. Buck brings financial, strategic and leadership experience, including health benefit plan experience, to our Board.

Mark Walchirk

Mr. Mark S. Walchirk has been appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company effective November 20, 2017. Mr. Walchirk served as President of U.S. Pharmaceutical at McKesson Corporation since October 2012, where he held responsibility for McKesson's U.S. Pharmaceutical sales, distribution and customer service operations. Mr. Walchirk joined McKesson in April 2001 and held various leadership positions, including President of McKesson Specialty Care Solutions and Chief Operating Officer of McKesson U.S. Pharmaceutical. Before joining McKesson, he spent 13 years in medical-surgical distribution and manufacturing with Baxter Healthcare, Allegiance Healthcare and Encompass Group, holding various leadership positions in sales, marketing, operations and business development. Mr. Walchirk earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois. Mr. Walchirk joins Patterson with nearly 30 years of experience in healthcare services and distribution, including 16 successful years at McKesson Corporation, a global leader in healthcare supply chain management solutions, retail pharmacy, community oncology and specialty care, and healthcare information technology. There, he most recently served as President of U.S. Pharmaceutical, the largest business unit within McKesson’s North America pharmaceutical distribution & services segment. In that role, Mr. Walchirk was responsible for leading over 7,500 employees across all disciplines and delivering strong financial results. He brings deep experience in leading a complex, sales-driven organization, managing a growing, state-of-the art distribution network, and fostering innovative offerings to meet customers’ needs.

Donald Zurbay

Mr. Donald J. Zurbay is appointed as Chief Financial Officer of the company effective June 29, 2018. He most recently served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at global medical device manufacturer St. Jude Medical, Inc. from August 2012 through the January 2017 acquisition of St. Jude Medical by Abbott Laboratories. At St. Jude Medical, Mr. Zurbay was responsible for all accounting, financial and business development activities. He joined St. Jude Medical in 2003 and held various leadership positions, including Director of Finance and Vice President and Corporate Controller. Prior to joining St. Jude Medical, Mr. Zurbay worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers for five years as an Assurance and Business Advisory Services Senior Manager. Before joining PricewaterhouseCoopers, he was a General Accounting Manager at The Valspar Corporation. Mr. Zurbay started his career at Deloitte & Touche as an auditor in 1989.

Kevin Pohlman

Mr. Kevin Pohlman has been appointed as Interim President of Patterson Animal Health, subsidiary of the Company, effective July 01, 2017. Mr. Pohlman joined the Animal Health business in August 2001 and currently serves as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Prior to assuming that role, Mr. Pohlman was President of Corporate Sales and Marketing for Animal Health. Beginning in 2001, Mr. Pohlman held a variety of leadership roles at Lextron, where he most recently served as Vice President of Dealer Sales with oversight of the Marketing department until June 2011. Mr. Pohlman began his career with Pohlman Bros. Supply, a family-owned dealer and distributor of dairy equipment, animal health supplies and food plant supplies in Ohio.

Kelly Baker

Ms. Kelly A. Baker is a Chief Human Resource Officer of the Company. Prior to joining Patterson, Ms. Baker was employed at General Mills for more than 20 years in multiple human resources roles. Her most recent position at General Mills was Vice President, Human Resources for the U.S. Retail Operating Segment of General Mills, a position she held from April 2014 to January 2016. Prior to that, Ms. Baker was Vice President, Human Resources, Corporate Groups of General Mills since February 2009.

Les Korsh

Mr. Les B. Korsh is an Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. Mr. Korsh served as Patterson’s Associate General Counsel since June 2014. Prior to joining Patterson, Mr. Korsh held positions as Vice President and Associate General Counsel for MoneyGram International, Inc. from May 2004 to May 2014, and was a principal in the law firm of Gray Plant Mooty, P.A. from June 1999 to May 2004. He has served as a director of the Patterson Foundation since June 2016.

Dennis Goedken

Mr. Dennis Goedken is re designated as Controller of the company effective June 29, 2018. He is no longer Interim Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer of the Company. He has spent more than 12 years with Patterson having served as the Corporate Controller since 2012, and as Patterson’s Assistant Controller from 1991-1998. During his tenure, Mr. Goedken was integrally involved in internal audit, taking the company public, and various divestitures and acquisitions. Mr. Goedken currently leads the accounting team and oversees preparation of all SEC filings. Previously, Mr. Goedken has held senior finance leadership positions with Ceridian HCM, Inc. and Lifetouch Inc.

Robert Frenzel

Mr. Robert C. Frenzel is Director of the Company. Mr. Frenzel has served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Xcel Energy since 2016, and leads the finance functions of Xcel and its subsidiary companies. Mr. Frenzel joined Xcel from Luminant, a subsidiary of Energy Future Holdings, Inc. At Luminant, he served as senior vice president and chief financial officer and, previously, senior vice president of Strategy and Corporate Development. Earlier in his career, Mr. Frenzel advised corporate clients on strategic and financial transactions as a vice president in the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs, and consulted in the strategy, finance, and economics practice at Arthur Andersen. Mr. Frenzel also served in the United States Navy for six years as a nuclear engineering officer and weapons officer, and was promoted to lieutenant commander in the Navy Reserve following active duty. Mr. Frenzel earned a B.S. in industrial engineering from Georgia Tech, and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Francis Malecha

Mr. Francis Joseph Malecha is Director of the company. He has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Compass Minerals, a leading provider of essential minerals, since January 2013. Before joining Compass Minerals, Malecha was Head of Agricultural Products, North America at Glencore International plc. Previously, Malecha held a series of increasingly senior roles at global agribusiness company Viterra, Inc., culminating in his tenure as Chief Operating Officer of the company’s grain division before Viterra was acquired by Glencore. Earlier in his career, Malecha spent 15 years in the grain division of General Mills, Inc. Through his professional experience, Malecha has developed deep expertise in merchandising, transportation, operations and risk management, as well as international merger and acquisition activity. Malecha earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.

James Wiltz

Mr. James W. Wiltz is re-designated as Director of the Company effective November 20, 2017. He is currently serves as Interim President, Interim Chief Executive Officer, Director of Patterson Companies, Inc. Mr. Wiltz served as our President and Chief Executive Officer from May 2005 until his retirement in April 2010. Mr. Wiltz served as our President and Chief Operating Officer from April 2003 through May 2005. He began working with us in September 1969. From 1996 to 2003, Mr. Wiltz served as President of our subsidiary, Patterson Dental Supply, Inc. Since January 2010, Mr. Wiltz has served as a director of HealthEast Care System, a non-profit healthcare provider, and on its audit and finance committees. He has been one of our directors since March 2001. Mr. Wiltz brings over 40 years of leadership, strategic and industry experience working for Patterson to our Board.

Alex Blanco

Mr. Alex N. Blanco is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Blanco has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer for Ecolab Inc., a global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources, since January 2013. From 1982 to 2012, Mr. Blanco held senior management positions at Procter & Gamble Co. (“P&G”), with his last position as Vice President Product Supply Global Beauty Sector. In his previous roles, he led the supply chain in other key P&G divisions and also had international assignments, in which Mr. Blanco was based outside of the United States from 1990 to 2004, having spent ten years in South America and four years in Europe, and during which time he had responsibility for Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He has been a director of YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities since June 2015. He has been one of our directors since April 2017. Mr. Blanco brings extensive supply chain and international experience to our Board.

Jody Feragen

Ms. Jody H. Feragen is Independent Director of Patterson Companies, Inc., since September 13, 2011. Ms. Feragen served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Hormel Foods Corp., a multinational marketer and manufacturer of brand name food and meat products, from November 2010 to October 2016. Ms. Feragen served as Hormel’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from January 2007 to October 2010 and Hormel’s Vice President (Finance) and Treasurer from October 2005 to December 2006. She also served on Hormel’s board of directors from 2007 to 2016. Ms. Feragen has served as a director, including a member of the audit and management organization and compensation committees, of Graco Inc., a supplier of technology and expertise for the management of fluids in both industrial and commercial applications, since September 2015. She has been one of our directors since September 2011. Ms. Feragen brings extensive experience in public company financial management to our Board.

Ellen Rudnick

Ms. Ellen A. Rudnick is an Independent Director of Patterson Companies, Inc., since December 2003. She has served as Senior Advisor on Entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business since July 2016. Ms. Rudnick was previously the Executive Director and Clinical Professor of the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business since March 1999. She served as Chairman of Pacific Biometrics, a medical diagnostics company which she co-founded, from 1993 to 1999; President of HCIA and CEO of Healthcare Knowledge Resources, both healthcare information service companies, from 1990 to 1992; and in a variety of capacities at Baxter Healthcare from 1975 to 1990, including Corporate Vice President of Baxter Healthcare and President and Founder of Baxter Management Services Division. Ms. Rudnick served as Founder and Chairman of CEO Advisors, a consulting firm established in 1992. Ms. Rudnick serves as director of First Midwest Bancorp, Inc., HMS Holdings Corporation and Liberty Mutual Insurance Company. She has been one of our directors since December 2003. Ms. Rudnick brings experience with small businesses (our customer base), the medical products industry, academia and entrepreneurship to our Board.

Neil Schrimsher

Mr. Neil A. Schrimsher is Director of Patterson Companies, Inc. He has served as Chief Executive Officer of Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc., one of North America’s largest industrial parts distributors, since October 2011 and was also elected its President in August 2013. From January 2010 to August 2011, Mr. Schrimsher was Executive Vice President of Cooper Industries, a global electrical products manufacturer, where he led multiple businesses in Cooper’s Electrical Products Group and headed numerous domestic and international growth initiatives. Mr. Schrimsher joined Cooper Industries in May 2006 as the President of Cooper Lighting. Mr. Schrimsher’s other experience includes senior leadership positions for Siemens Energy & Automation, part of Siemens AG, the global electronics and electrical engineering company. He began his career at General Electric Company and rose through a succession of positions in GE Lighting. He has served as a director of Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc. since October 2011. He has been one of our directors since March 2014. Mr. Schrimsher brings wholesale distribution and executive leadership experience to our Board.

Les Vinney

Mr. Les C. Vinney is no longer Independent Director of Patterson Companies, Inc., effective September 18, 2018. He is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of STERIS Corporation, a leading provider of infection prevention and surgical products and services for the healthcare, pharmaceutical and research markets. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of STERIS Corporation from 2000 to 2007, after which time he served as Senior Advisor to STERIS Corporation until his retirement in 2009. Prior to becoming its President and Chief Executive Officer, he was such company’s Senior Vice President, Finance and Operations. He previously held various senior management positions with Goodrich Corporation (formerly B.F. Goodrich), including Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Vinney also serves as a director of Campbell Soup Company, where he has served as non-executive Chairman of the Board since November 2015. He has been one of our directors since December 2008. Mr. Vinney brings financial, strategic and industry experience, including experience as an executive officer of a healthcare products company, to our Board.

John Wright

Mr. John M. Wright is Vice President of Investor Relations of Patterson Companies, Inc. Mr. Wright joins Patterson after nearly 20 years at The Toro Company, where he served in multiple senior leadership roles across several marketing and finance areas including the golf equipment business, investor relations, Toro Foundation and business development. He also served on the Toro Leadership Council, a 25-person team of leaders chosen to formulate and drive critical strategies across the enterprise. Wright graduated from Wheaton College with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and has an MBA from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management.