The Board of Directors of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (the "Company") sets high standards for the Company's employees, officers and directors. Implicit in this philosophy is the importance of sound corporate governance. It is the duty of the Board of Directors to serve as a prudent fiduciary for shareholders and to oversee the management of the Company's business. To fulfill its responsibilities and to discharge its duty, the Board of Directors follows the procedures and standards that are set forth in these guidelines. These guidelines are subject to modification from time to time as the Board of Directors deems appropriate in the best interests of the Company or as required by applicable laws and regulations.
Norman H. Wesley is former CEO and Chairman of Fortune Brands, Inc. Mr. Wesley joined Fortune Brands, Inc. in 1984 as part of the acquisition of the company's former office products subsidiary. For more than ten years he led the office products unit, which Fortune Brands spun off to shareholders in 2005. Mr. Wesley became CEO of the company's home and hardware business in 1997, President and COO of Fortune Brands in January 1999, and Chairman and CEO of Fortune Brands in December 1999. He served as CEO through December 2007, and remained Chairman until retiring in September 2008. Mr. Wesley began his career at Crown Zellerbach Corporation, where over a ten-year period he held various management positions, including Vice President and General Manager of the Office Products Group, before joining Fortune Brands, Inc. Mr. Wesley currently serves on the boards of ACCO Brands Corporation, Acuity Brands, Inc. and Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc.
Michael J. Mardy is, and has been since July 2003, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Tumi, Inc., a retailer of prestige luggage and business accessories. As of May 8, 2012, he was appointed interim Chairman of the Board of Directors of GMCR. Mr. Mardy is also a director of ModusLink Global Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNK) (formerly CMGI, Inc.), a supply chain technology company and is Chairman of its Audit Committee and a member of its Capital Allocation and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees. Mr. Mardy's qualifications to serve on your Board include his extensive financial and accounting expertise (including his membership in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Financial Executive Institute) and leadership, the experience he has gained through service on the board of another public company, his consumer products experience in prior management positions and his overall leadership skills as a senior executive.
Lawrence J. Blanford is a Director of the Company. He served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Company from May 2007 to December 2012, taking on the position previously held by its founder, Bob Stiller. Larry's experience leading high-growth companies, as well as his knowledge of consumer products, appliance manufacturing and international markets, are all assets at this time in the Company's growth. Larry embraces the Company's culture, passion, and entrepreneurial nature as well as its commitment to corporate social responsibility
From May 2005 to October 2006, Mr. Blanford held the position of Chief Executive Officer at Royal Group Technologies Ltd., a Canadian building products and home improvements company. From January 2004 to May 2005, Mr. Blanford was Founder and President of Strategic Value Consulting, LLC, a consultancy. Prior to that, Mr. Blanford held various management positions with Royal Philips Electronics (North America), Maytag Corporation, Johns Manville Corporation, PPG Industries and The Procter & Gamble Company. Mr. Blanford's qualifications to serve on your Board include his experience with leading consumer products organizations in different industries, his strategic vision for growth, his commitment to corporate social responsibility, and his ability to achieve organizational goals marshalling resources around a compelling strategic imperative for quality results.
Larry holds a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and an MBA from Xavier University in Cincinnati.
Barbara D. Carlini is the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Dean Holding Company, the nations largest dairy company, and has served in that position since 2009. Prior to that she served as Chief Information Officer of Motorola's Mobile Devices Division from May 2006 to January 2008. From November 2001 until March 2006, Ms. Carlini was the Chief Information Officer of Diageo, NA (formerly Guinness North America). Ms. Carlini's qualifications to serve on your Board include her diverse consumer products background, her substantial expertise in information technology and systems, her passion for corporate social responsibility and overall organizational and leadership skills.
Jules A. del Vecchio recently retired from his position as a First Vice President of New York Life Insurance Company where he was responsible for communications and agent management and training and served in that position since 1970. Mr. del Vecchio's qualifications to serve on your Board include his senior management and organizational experience as well as his extensive understanding of human resource engineering.
Brian Kelley joined GMCR as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director in December 2012 from The Coca-Cola Company where he was named President of Coca-Cola Refreshments in September 2012. Most recently, he served as Chief Product Supply Officer, Coca Cola Refreshments. Prior to that, in his role as President of Coca-Cola’s North America Business Integration, he led the total integration of the acquisition of the North American assets of Coca-Cola Enterprises, combining Coca-Cola North America and Coca-Cola Enterprises’ North American operations into a new company, Coca-Cola Refreshments. Kelley joined Coca-Cola in 2007 as President and General Manager, Still Beverages and Supply Chain North America.
Prior to Coca-Cola, Kelley was President and Chief Executive of SIRVA, Inc. (formerly North American Van Lines), a $3.7 billion leading provider of relocation solutions to a well-established and diverse customer base around the world. His earlier experience includes Ford Motor Company, where he was President of its $13 billion Lincoln/Mercury division and The General Electric Company where he held roles of increasing responsibility until named Vice President and General Manager, Sales and Distribution at GE Appliances. Kelley began his career in sales and marketing at Procter & Gamble and over a period of years, worked his way up through brand management. Kelley is a graduate of College of the Holy Cross with a B.A. in Economics.
A.D. David Mackay served as the Chief Executive Officer of Kellogg Company from December 2006 to January 2011 and as its President from August 2003 to January 2011. Prior to that experience, he served as the Chief Operating Officer of Kellogg from 2003 to 2006. In addition to his rich consumer product background Mackay brings significant international experience to the Board of GMCR, derived from his roles at Kellogg Australia, United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, as well as his role as Managing Director of Sara Lee Bakery in Australia. Mr. Mackay is currently the Non-Executive Chairman of Beam, Inc., serves on the Board of Directors of Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc., and Woolworths Ltd. Australia. He previously served as a Director of Kellogg Company and of Fortune Brands, Inc.
Hinda Miller served as a VT. State Senator from 2003-2012. Ms. Miller is currently President of Sultana Group, a consulting firm specializing in leadership and entrepreneurship for women. From 1977-1996, Ms. Miller was co-founder of Jogbra Inc, an athletic apparel company, then President of Champion Jogbra, a division of Sara Lee Corp. Ms. Miller's qualifications to serve on your board include the experience she gained in establishing and operating her own company, her overall leadership skills as a legislator supporting economic development and entrepreneurship, as well as a comprehensive understanding of and a passion for corporate social responsibility and policy making.
David E. Moran has been President of Marketing Driven Solutions, a marketing consulting firm focused on driving organic growth through innovation, brand building and portfolio strategy, since June 2005. Mr. Moran was Chief Executive Officer of Fusion5, a management consulting company, from July 1999 to June 2005. Mr. Moran's qualifications to serve on your Board include his extensive understanding of your Company's business (including having spent four years at Maxwell House Coffee) and operations and his wide-ranging and comprehensive expertise in brand building, marketing strategy and leadership.
Robert P. Stiller , founder of the Company, served as its President and Chief Executive Officer since its inception in July 1981 until May 2007. Mr. Stiller also served the Company as Chairman of the Board of Directors from May 2007 until May 2012. Mr. Stiller's qualifications to serve on your Board include his intimate knowledge of your Company, as its founder, as well as his vision and foresight in understanding the trends in the marketplaces most affecting your Company.
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