The Graco Inc. board of directors recently announced several changes to its executive leadership team, effective August 1, 2020. Timothy R. White has been named president of White Knight and QED Environmental Systems. White has held a variety of operational and commercial roles in multiple business divisions since he joined the company in 1992. Most recently, he has served as president of the EMEA region since December 2018. Prior to moving to Belgium to lead the region, White was president of QED Environmental Systems (acquired by Graco in 2013). He holds a bachelor’s degree in operations management and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota.

Caroline M. Chambers has been named president, EMEA, and executive vice president, information systems. Chambers joined the company in 1992 and has since held roles in accounting, internal audit, and information systems functions. Most recently, she has served as executive vice president, corporate controller and information systems since 2018. This will be her third time working in the EMEA region, as she previously served in Graco’s Belgium office as controller for EMEA and in Paris for a previous employer. Chambers holds bachelor’s degrees in accounting and French from the University of North Dakota.

Kathryn L. Schoenrock has been named executive vice president, corporate controller. She has been with the company for almost eight years, most recently as director of corporate finance since December 2018. She has also served as director of financial reporting. Prior to her time at Graco, Schoenrock worked at Deloitte & Touche LLP for 10 years and Arthur Andersen LLP for two years. She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master of professional accountancy from the University of South Dakota.

“All three of these leaders have been strong performers in a variety of previous roles, and these changes allow us to continue to drive our businesses forward while developing a strong overall team,” said Patrick J. McHale, Graco’s president and CEO. “I’m optimistic about the future of our businesses under their leadership.”

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