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William M. Cook

Non-Executive Chairman

William Cook serves as the Non-Executive Chairman of the Board.  Mr. Cook held the Chairman of the Board position for Donaldson Company, Inc. from 2005 to 2016 until his retirement and served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Donaldson from 2004 to 2015.  During his 35 years at Donaldson, he served in numerous senior executive positions, including as Chief Financial Officer, and developed strong international business, financial, and organizational leadership skills.  He earned a BS degree in Business Management and an MBA from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.  Currently, Mr. Cook is also Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Neenah, Inc. and is a Director of Axalta Coating Systems Ltd.