Graco Inc. recently announced that Brett C. Carter has been appointed a member of its board of directors, effective February 11, 2021. Carter has served as executive vice president and chief customer and innovation officer of Xcel Energy Inc. since May 2018. Prior to that, he was senior vice president and shared services executive of Bank of America from October 2015 to May 2018, and senior vice president and chief operating officer of Bank of America from March 2015 to October 2015. Before joining Bank of America, Carter held several leadership roles at Duke Energy Co.

“On behalf of our Board of Directors and Management team, I want to formally welcome Brett to Graco,” said Lee R. Mitau, Graco’s chairman of the board. “We’re looking forward to Brett bringing his substantial experience in operations, marketing, information technology, cyber and physical security, customer service and brand strategy to the Board. Brett’s passion for developing strong customer relationships will be a great fit for Graco as we deliver on our promise of providing A+ service to every customer, every time.”

Carter will serve on the company’s Audit Committee and its Management Organization and Compensation Committee. For additional information, visit