New CFO Announced at Ecolab
TRSA supplier partner Ecolab Inc., St. Paul, MN, recently announced that Dan Schmechel has decided to step down as its CFO, effective Dec. 31. Schmechel has served in the role since 2012. Scott Kirkland will become the company’s CFO on Jan. 1, 2022. Schmechel will remain with Ecolab through a transition period and retire in mid-year 2022, according to a news release.
Kirkland joined Ecolab in 2005. He is currently the senior vice president and corporate controller, with global responsibility for corporate planning and analysis, accounting and internal audit functions. During his 15-year career with Ecolab, he has shown consistently strong performance and leadership across a breadth of functions, including as senior vice president of finance for Ecolab’s former energy segment, vice president of finance for global institutional, vice president of corporate planning and analysis, vice president of finance for Asia Pacific and Latin America, and controller for textile care in North America.
“Scott has been very intentionally prepared for the CFO position and is very qualified to assist Ecolab in achieving our aggressive growth goals,” said Ecolab CEO Christophe Beck. “His outstanding performance and contributions in critical finance areas across our businesses have served Ecolab and its shareholders well, and we expect that value to only increase in his new role. We look forward to Scott’s leadership as we further drive our aggressive growth plans in the years ahead.”
Schmechel said that, “This has been a terrific run with a great company. Ecolab is an epic story of doing well by doing good. Our commitment to innovation, sustainability, strong values and high ethical standards consistently win in the marketplace. Scott Kirkland and I have worked closely together for many years, and I am extremely confident in Scott and the great finance team we have built together. The team is clearly capable of supporting Christophe and the business going forward without missing a beat.”
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