The board of directors of Ecolab Inc. has appointed Judson Althoff, Microsoft?s chief commercial officer, to the Ecolab board, effective February 21, 2024. Mr. Althoff will serve as an independent director and a member of the Audit and Finance Committees. Mr. Althoff, age 51, is a seasoned leader with extensive global executive and technology experience.

He currently serves as executive vice president and chief commercial officer at Microsoft Corp., where he is responsible for the sales strategy, execution and revenue growth of the company?s commercial business, which spans enterprise, public sector, small and medium businesses, services, developer and partner communities in more than 120 regional and national subsidiaries globally. Under his leadership, Microsoft has posted uninterrupted growth in commercial cloud revenue and has consistently partnered with customers to deliver new technology innovations. Prior to joining Microsoft in 2013, Mr. Althoff held senior executive and sales roles at Oracle and EMC.

He is a graduate of the Illinois Institute of Technology, where he earned a Bachelor of Science (Mechanical Engineering).