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WD-40 Company: Linda Lang to serve as independent chair of board

Linda A LangWD-40 Company, a manufacturer of household chemicals, announced that Linda A. Lang has been appointed to serve as independent chair of the board, succeeding Neal E. Schmale.

Ms. Lang was originally elected to WD-40 Company's board of directors in 2004.

Previously, she served as chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Jack in the Box, Inc. from 2005 until her retirement in 2014.

Mr. Schmale will remain on the board and will continue to serve on several of its committees.

Furthermore, the Company announced that Eric P. Etchart was elected at its 2016 Annual Meeting of Stockholders to the Company's board of directors following nomination by the board earlier this year.

Mr. Etchart has been appointed to serve as a member of the Audit Committee and the Finance Committee.

Mr. Etchart most recently served as senior vice president of The Manitowoc Company, Inc. from 2007 until his retirement in January 2016.

Prior to that he served as senior vice president, business development, from 2015 to 2016 and as president and general manager of the Manitowoc Crane Group from 2007 to 2015.

From 1983 to 2007, Mr. Etchart held various sales, marketing and management positions at subsidiaries and predecessor companies of The Manitowoc Company, Inc. He held management positions in China, Singapore, Italy, France and the United States.

He received his Master in Economics from the University of Bordeaux and his Master in Business Administration from HEC Paris. Mr. Etchart is a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Board leadership fellow.


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