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Gail Peterson

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, food safety, and public health technologies and services, today announced that Gail Peterson has been promoted to senior vice president of global marketing and communications

In her new role, Peterson will lead Global Marketing for Ecolab and oversee the company’s global brand, global communications, market research, sustainability and water partnerships teams. She will join Ecolab’s executive committee, reporting to chairman and CEO Douglas M. Baker, Jr.

Previously, Peterson was vice president of marketing for Ecolab’s healthcare division. She joined the company in 2016 as vice president of strategy after 15 years in a range of marketing leadership roles with General Mills.

Peterson serves on the board of directors for the Minnesota Children’s Museum. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Princeton University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

About Ecolab

A trusted partner at nearly three million commercial customer locations, Ecolab (ECL) is the global leader in driving business performance while protecting people and vital resources. With annual sales of $15 billion and 50,000 associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions, data-driven insights and personalized service to advance food safety, maintain clean environments, optimize water and energy use, and improve operational efficiencies and sustainability for customers in the food, healthcare, hospitality and industrial markets in more than 170 countries around the world.

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