J. Patrick Mulcahy
Chairman of the Board
Energizer Holdings, Inc.
Mr. Mulcahy has served as Chairman of Energizer’s Board of Directors since July 2015 and served as Chairman of the Board of Edgewell, our former parent company, from 2007-2015. He served as Vice Chairman of the Board of our former parent company from January 2005 to January 2007, and prior to that time served as Chief Executive Officer of our former parent company from 2000 to 2005, and as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Eveready Battery Company, Inc. from 1987 until his retirement in 2005. He is a former director of Ralcorp Holdings, Inc., Solutia, Inc. and Hanesbrands Inc.
Mr. Mulcahy brings considerable knowledge and expertise to our board from over 40 years of experience in consumer products industries, including almost 20 years as chief executive of Energizer’s battery business.
Chief Executive Officer
Energizer Holdings, Inc.
Mr. Hoskins has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Energizer Holdings, Inc. since July 2015. Prior to his current position, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer, Energizer Household Products of Edgewell, our former parent company, a position he held since April 2012. Mr. Hoskins held several leadership positions including Vice President, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Middle East from 2008 to 2011, Vice President, North America Household Products Division from 2005 to 2008, Vice President, Sales and Trade Marketing from 1999 to 2005, and Director, Brand Marketing from 1996 to 1999. He started his career at Union Carbide in 1983 following several years in the retailer, wholesaler and broker industry.
Mr. Hoskins is very knowledgeable about the dynamics of our business and the categories in which we compete. His experience with the complex financial and operational issues of consumer products businesses brings critical financial, operational and strategic expertise to our Board of Directors.
Retired Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Cargill Animal Nutrition
Mr. Armstrong is a private equity investor and a former director of Ralcorp Holdings, Inc. and Edgewell, our former parent company.
From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Armstrong served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Cargill Animal Nutrition. Prior to his employment with Cargill, Mr. Armstrong served as Chief Operating Officer of Agribrands International, Inc., an international agricultural products business, and as Executive Vice President of Operations of the international agricultural products business of Ralston Purina Company. He also served as managing director of Ralston’s Philippine operations, and during his tenure there, was a director of the American Chamber of Commerce.
As a result of Mr. Armstrong’s international and operational background, as well as his extensive experience with corporate transactions, he provides a global perspective to the Board, which has become increasingly important as our international operations represent a significant portion of our annual sales.
Executive Vice President, Global Corporate Development
Ms. Brinkley is Executive Vice President, Global Corporate Development for Centene Corporation, a government services managed care company. Prior to joining Centene in 2014, Ms. Brinkley was Vice President of Global Human Resources for General Motors from 2011 to 2013. Prior to GM, she was Senior Vice President of Talent Development and Chief Diversity Officer for AT&T from 2008 to 2011. Ms. Brinkley worked for SBC Communications from 1986 to 2008, lastly as President of SBC / AT&T Missouri, when SBC Communications acquired AT&T.
Ms. Brinkley brings significant experience in communications and human resources as well as extensive experience as a senior executive at Fortune 10 and Fortune 200 companies to our Board of Directors and provides the Board with a unique perspective on high-profile issues facing our core businesses.
Retired Chief Executive Officer and President
Mr. Hunt served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Ralcorp Holdings, Inc., a private-brand food and food service products company, from January 2012 to January 2013 upon its acquisition by ConAgra Foods, Inc. Mr. Hunt previously served as Co-Chief Executive Officer and President of Ralcorp Holdings from 2003 to 2011 and Corporate Vice President from 1995 to 2003. Prior to joining Ralcorp Holdings, he was Director of Strategic Planning for Ralston Purina and before that he was employed in various roles in international and domestic markets and general management by American Home Products Corporation. Mr. Hunt serves as a director of the Clearwater Paper Corporation. He also serves on the advisory Board of the Vi-Jon Company, owned by Berkshire Partners and served as a senior advisor to Treehouse Foods on the acquisition and integration of the ConAgra Private Brands business. He is a former director of Ralcorp Holdings, Inc.
As a former CEO and President of a NYSE-listed company, Mr. Hunt brings his considerable experience to our Board and the committees thereof on which he serves.
Retired General Counsel
Loop Capital Markets, LLC
Mr. Johnson served as General Counsel of Loop Capital Markets LLC, a financial services firm, from November 2010 until his retirement in January 2014. From 1998 to 2009, Mr. Johnson served in a number of positions at The Boeing Company, an aerospace and defense firm, including Vice President, Corporate Secretary and Assistant General Counsel from 2003 until 2007, and Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Commercial Airplanes from 2007 to his retirement in March 2009. He is also a director of Ameren Corporation, Hanesbrands Inc. and Edgewell.
As a former General Counsel of a financial services firm and a former Vice President, Corporate Secretary and Assistant General Counsel of an aerospace and defense firm, Mr. Johnson provides our board with extensive executive management and leadership experience, as well as strong legal, compliance, risk management, corporate governance and compensation skills.
Mr. Klein served as President of Randolph College from 2007 to 2013. Previously, Mr. Klein served as Executive Vice Chancellor for Administration, Washington University in St. Louis from 2004 to 2007. From 1985 to 2003, Mr. Klein served as President and Chief Executive Officer, Bunge North America, Inc. Prior to his appointment as CEO, he served in various senior executive positions for Bunge North America, and earlier in his career, in a variety of positions internationally for Bunge, Ltd.
Mr. Klein earned a law degree and practiced law in New York City for several years before joining Bunge Ltd. He is also a Director of the American University in Paris and a former director of Embrex, Inc. and Edgewell Personal Care Company (Edgewell), our former parent company. He has also obtained significant administrative experience in the field of higher education. He brings the benefits of his diverse legal, international, operational and administrative background and experience to our Board.
W. Patrick McGinnis
Retired Chairman of the Board
Nestlé Purina PetCare Company
Mr. McGinnis served as Chairman of Nestlé Purina PetCare Company from January 2015 until his retirement in January 2017. Mr. McGinnis served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Nestlé Purina PetCare Company, a pet foods company, from 2001 through January 1, 2015. From 1980 to 1999, he served in various roles of increasing responsibility at Ralston Purina Company, including President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. McGinnis serves on the Board of Caleres, Inc. and is a former director of Edgewell, our former parent company.
Mr. McGinnis has over forty years of experience in consumer products industries, including almost twenty years as chief executive of the Purina pet food business. As a result, he has expertise with respect to marketing and other commercial issues, competitive challenges, and long-term strategic planning, as well as valuable perspectives with respect to potential acquisitions of consumer products businesses that make him an invaluable member of our Board.
Patrick J. Moore
President and Chief Executive Officer
PJM Advisors, LLC
Mr. Moore is President and Chief Executive Officer of PJM Advisors, LLC, a private equity investment and advisory firm. Prior to PJM, Mr. Moore served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation, a leader in integrated containerboard and corrugated package products and paper recycling, from 2002 to 2011 upon its acquisition by RockTenn Company. During his 24 year tenure at Smurfit, Mr. Moore also served as Chief Financial Officer, Vice President—Treasurer and General Manager of the Company’s Industrial Packaging division. Smurfit filed for voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy in January 2009 and emerged in June 2010. Mr. Moore previously held positions in corporate lending, international banking and corporate administration at Continental Bank in Chicago. He serves on the North American Review Board of American Air Liquide Holdings, Inc. and on the Board of Archer Daniels Midland Company. He is a former director of Ralcorp Holdings, Inc., Exelis, Inc. and Rentech, Inc.
Mr. Moore’s experience and financial expertise contribute to the oversight of overall financial performance and reporting by our Board as well as operational and strategic oversight.
Robert V. Vitale
Chief Executive Officer
Post Holdings, Inc.
Mr. Vitale is President and Chief Executive Officer of Post Holdings, Inc. Post is a nearly $6 billion diversified food company with leading positions in ready to eat cereal, value added egg products, sports nutrition and various private brand categories. Rob joined Post in 2011 as its Chief Financial Officer.
Prior to joining Post, Rob led AHM Financial Group, LLC (2006-2011), an insurance brokerage and wealth management firm, and was a partner in Westgate Group, LLC, a consumer products private equity firm (1996-2006). He managed Corporate Finance at Boatmens Bancshares (1994-1996), and started his career at KPMG in 1987.
Rob received his MBA from Washington University in St. Louis and a BSBA from Saint Louis University.
Mr. Vitale’s strong leadership, deep M&A expertise and accounting and financial background, along with his knowledge of consumer products businesses, brings critical expertise to our Board of Directors.