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Tod E. Carpenter, Chairman of the Board

Chairman (2017), President and Chief Executive Officer (2015) of the Company. Previously, Chief Operating Officer (2014-2015); Senior Vice President, Engine Products (2011-2014); Vice President, Europe and Middle East (2008-2011); and Vice President, Global Industrial Filtration Systems (2006-2008).

Tod Carpenter brings to the Board a wealth of general management and global leadership experience. He joined Donaldson in 1996. Since then, his roles have included driving strategic growth initiatives, launching innovative proprietary products, and strengthening relationships with the Company’s key global customers. Tod has a bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing Technology from Indiana State University and an MBA from Long Beach State University. He has served on the Board of Donaldson since 2017 and AMETEK, Inc. since 2019. Tod also serves on the Board of Overseers of the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.

Director Since: 2017

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Andrew J. Cecere, Audit Committee

Chairman (2018), President (2015) and Chief Executive Officer (2017) of U.S. Bancorp. U.S. Bancorp, the parent company of U.S. Bank National Association, the 5th largest commercial bank in the U.S., a trusted financial services partner. Previously, Chief Operating Officer (2016); Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer (2015); Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer (2007-2015); Vice Chairman, Wealth Management (2001-2007); Chief Financial Officer of the former U.S. Bancorp (2000-2001); and Vice Chairman of U.S. Bank (1999-2000).

Andy Cecere brings to the Board his valuable financial and management experience as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of U.S. Bancorp, and former Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Financial Officer, of U.S. Bancorp. U.S. Bancorp provides banking, brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust, and payment services products to consumers, businesses, and institutions. Andy has over 30 years of experience with U.S. Bancorp, including serving as Vice Chairman of Wealth Management and leading key banking, trust, insurance, and advisory businesses. He serves on U.S. Bancorp’s Managing Committee. Andy currently serves on the Board of Overseers of the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and finance from the University of St. Thomas and an MBA from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.

Director Since: 2013
Committee: Audit

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Pilar Cruz, Audit Committee

President, Cargill Aqua Nutrition (2019) of Cargill, Incorporated, a provider of food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services. Previously, President, Cargill Feed and Nutrition (2017-2019); Corporate Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Development (2015-2017); President & Business Unit Leader, Cargill Meats Europe (2013-2015); General Manager, Cargill Meats Central America (2012-2013); and Integration Manager, Cargill Meats Central America (2011-2012).

Pilar Cruz brings to the Board her experience and expertise in corporate strategy, management and global leadership. She has gained this valuable experience from her various leadership and management roles at Cargill. Her global experience provides the Board with valuable insight with respect to strategic, operational and management matters. Pilar has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Universidad de Los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia and an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

Director Since: 2017
Committee: Audit

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Michael J. Hoffman, Human Resources Committee, Chair

Retired Chairman (2006-2017) of The Toro Company, a provider of outdoor maintenance and beautification products. Previously, Chief Executive Officer (2005-2016); President (2004-2015); Group Vice President (2001-2004); and Vice President and General Manager (2000-2001).

Mike Hoffman brings to the Board his expertise as a public company leader at The Toro Company where he started in 1977 and retired from his CEO and Chairman of the Board positions in 2017. He adds valuable marketing and strategic planning experience working for a company that has a strongly branded identity. Mike is an experienced public company Board member having served on the Boards of Donaldson and Toro since 2005, and Advanced Disposal Services, Inc. since 2017. He has a bachelor’s degree in marketing management from the University of St. Thomas and an MBA from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.

Director Since: 2005
Committee: Human Resources (Chair)

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Douglas A. Milroy, Audit Committee,
Human Resources Committee

Former Chairman (2014-2017) and Chief Executive Officer (2009-2017) of G&K Services, Inc., a service-focused provider of branded uniform and facility services programs. Previously, President, Direct Purchase and Business Development (2006-2009).

Doug Milroy brings to the Board his expertise, executive leadership experience and management of a public company. He has extensive global leadership experience in business-to-business organizations. Doug provides the Board valuable insight with respect to his experience with global operational, strategic and management matters. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota and an MBA from The Harvard Business School.

Director Since: 2016
Committees: Audit and Human Resources

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Willard D. Oberton, Lead Director
Corporate Governance Committee, Chair

Chairman (2014) of Fastenal Company, an industrial and construction supplies company. Previously, President and Chief Executive Officer (2015); Chief Executive Officer (2002-2014); President (2001-2012); Chief Operating Officer (1997-2002); and Executive Vice President (2000-2001).

Will Oberton brings to the Board strong business acumen and his expertise as a public company leader at Fastenal Company. He served in various sales, operational, and management roles and provides valuable insight from this experience. Will was named 2006 CEO of the Year by Morningstar, Inc. He is an experienced public company Board member having served on Donaldson’s Board since 2006 and the Fastenal Board since 1999. Will also serves on the Board of Wincraft Inc., a privately held company. He has a marketing degree from St. Cloud Technical and Community College.

Director Since: 2006
Lead Director Since: 2017
Committees: Corporate Governance (Chair)

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James J. Owens, Corporate Governance Committee,
Human Resources Committee

President and Chief Executive Officer (2010) of H.B. Fuller Company, a leading global adhesives provider. Previously, Senior Vice President, Americas (2010) and Senior Vice President, North America (2008-2010).

Jim Owens brings to the Board his extensive experience and expertise in global manufacturing businesses. He spent 22 years with National Starch’s adhesives business, a division of ICI (Imperial Chemical Industries Limited), in a variety of positions, including serving as Corporate Vice President and General Manager and as Vice President and General Manager of the Europe/Middle East and Africa adhesives business. Jim provides global leadership insights as well as public company Board experience. He currently serves on the Board of Overseers of the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. Jim has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Delaware and an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Director Since: 2013
Committees: Corporate Governance and Human Resources

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Ajita G. Rajendra, Corporate Governance Committee,
Human Resources Committee

Executive Chairman (2018) of A.O. Smith Corporation, a global water technology company and manufacturer of residential and commercial water heating equipment. Previously, Chairman (2014-2018), President and Chief Executive Officer (2013-2018); President and Chief Operating Officer (2011-2013); Executive Vice President (2006-2011); Senior Vice President (2005-2006); and President, A.O. Smith Water Products Company (2005-2011).

Ajita Rajendra brings to the Board his public company leadership expertise and experience in his position as President and Chief Executive Officer of A.O. Smith. He has valuable manufacturing experience in various categories, including consumer durables, industrial products, and appliances. From his previous experience as the President of A.O. Smith Water Products Company, Ajita provides valuable insight to the Board on leading global businesses and negotiating acquisitions and joint ventures. He is originally from Sri Lanka, received a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University.

Director Since: 2010
Committees: Corporate Governance and Human Resources

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Trudy A. Rautio, Audit Committee,
Corporate Governance Committee

Retired President and Chief Executive Officer (2012-2015) of Carlson, a privately held global hospitality and travel company. Previously, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer (2011-2012) and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (2005-2011).

Trudy Rautio brings to the Board her leadership experience in her position as the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Carlson. Prior to her appointment as CEO, Trudy served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial and Administrative Officer and has valuable experience in various categories, including business, financial, and information technology operations. She has knowledge and experience leading global businesses and operations. Trudy currently serves on the following private boards: Cargill and Securian Financial Group. She is a graduate of Bemidji State University and has an MBA from the University of St. Thomas. In addition, she is a Certified Public Accountant (unlicensed) and Certified Management Accountant.

Director Since: 2015
Committees: Audit and Corporate Governance

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John P. Wiehoff, Audit Committee, Chair

Executive Chairman (2019). Previously, Chairman (2007-2019), Chief Executive Officer (2002-2019), and President (1999-2019) of C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., a transportation, logistics, and sourcing company.

John Wiehoff brings to the Board his expertise as a public company leader at C.H. Robinson. He has significant public company financial experience, first as a CPA at a large public accounting firm and subsequently in various leadership positions in the financial organization at C.H. Robinson, including serving as its CFO prior to becoming CEO. John adds valuable supply chain, logistics, and international expertise working for a company that is a global provider of multimodal transportation services and logistics services. He is an experienced public company Board member having served on the Boards of C.H. Robinson since 2001, Donaldson since 2003 and Polaris Industries since 2007. John has a bachelor's degree from St. John’s University.

Director Since: 2003
Committee: Audit (Chair)

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