Graco Board Selects President, CEO

Patrick J. McHale will serve as President and CEO, effective immediately.

MINNEAPOLIS – The Board of Directors of Graco Inc. named Patrick J. McHale as President and CEO, as well as a member of the Board of Directors, effective immediately.

McHale has been a vice president and officer of Graco since 1999. He currently serves as Vice President and General Manager of Graco’s Lubrication Equipment Division.

The Board of Directors has also elected Lee R. Mitau Chairman of the Board.

Mitau is Executive Vice President and General Counsel of U.S. Bancorp. He has served as a member of the Graco Board since 1999.

David A. Robers, Graco’s current Chariman, President and CEO, is resigning to become Chairman, President and CEO of Carlisle Companies.