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Steven A. Brass, President, CEO & Director

Steven A. Brass, was named President and CEO in 2022. Mr. Brass previously held the position of President and Chief Operating Officer since 2019. He joined the Company in 1991 as International Area Manager at the Company’s U.K. subsidiary, and has since held several management positions including Country Manager in Germany, Director of Continental Europe, European Sales Director, and European Commercial Director. From 2016 until 2019, Mr. Brass served as Division President, The Americas, and from 2019 to 2022, as Chief Operating Officer. As CEO and President of the Company, Mr. Brass offers the Board a broad and deep Company-based perspective. In addition, his specific knowledge of the Company’s operations, coupled with his breadth of experience with international markets and our domestic market, provides the Board with valuable insight.

Prior to joining WD-40 Company, Steve worked as an export sales executive at Temco, BICC Electronics where he managed Swiss, German and Austrian regions.

Steve is a native of the United Kingdom. He has a bachelor’s degree in both French and German and a master’s degree from the London Business School.

Daniel T. Carter, Director

Daniel T. Carter was elected to the Board of Directors in 2016. Mr. Carter served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of BevMo! Inc. from 2009 until June 2016. Mr. Carter served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Semtek, Inc. from 2008 to 2009; executive vice president and chief financial officer at Charlotte Russe Holding, Inc. from 1998 to 2007; and chief financial officer of Advanced Marketing Services from 1997 to 1998. From 1986 to 1997 he was employed by Price Club and its follow-on entities, serving as senior vice president for PriceCostco and chief financial officer for Price Enterprises. Mr. Carter began his career as an auditor with Ernst & Young, and he is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive). Mr. Carter received his bachelor of business administration in accounting from the University of Oklahoma. Mr. Carter’s financial expertise, considerable knowledge of the retail industry and non-profit company board experience provide the Board with a breadth of relevant skills and experience.

Melissa Claassen, Director

Melissa Claassen was elected to the Board of Directors in 2015. Ms. Claassen is vice president, business unit finance – adidas Group. Ms. Claassen served as the chief financial officer of Taylor Made – adidas Golf from 2012 to 2015. From 1996 until 2012 Ms. Claassen held positions at various adidas subsidiaries including chief financial officer of adidas Group Hong Kong and Taiwan, controlling director at adidas Group China, head of marketing controlling, senior financial controller, finance manager, SAP team lead, management accountant, and financial accountant. Ms. Claassen’s extensive knowledge and expertise in the areas of collaboration, finance, accounting, and international business enhance the Board’s management oversight capabilities.

Eric P. Etchart, Director

Eric P. Etchart was elected to the Board of Directors in 2016. Mr. Etchart served as senior vice president of The Manitowoc Company, Inc. from 2007 until his retirement in January 2016. 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. Mr. Etchart is a French national, having held management positions in China, Singapore, Italy, France and the United States. In May 2016, Mr. Etchart was recognized as a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Board Leadership Fellow. He holds a Diligent Climate Leadership certificate, and presently serves as a director of Graco Inc. and Alamo Group Inc. Mr. Etchart’s breadth of international finance, marketing and management experience will provide important perspective to the Board. His demonstrated commitment to the highest standards of board leadership will strengthen the Board’s commitment to good governance.

Lara Lee, Director

Lara L. Lee was appointed to the Board of Directors in December 2020. Ms. Lee served as president of Orchard Supply Hardware, a subsidiary of Lowe’s Companies, Inc., from 2016 to 2018 and as senior vice president of Lowe’s from 2013 to 2018. From 2011 to 2013 she served as chief innovation and operating officer for Continuum, a global consultancy. Ms. Lee was also partner at an innovation firm, Jump Associates, from 2007 to 2010. Ms. Lee’s prior experience included fifteen years at Harley-Davidson Motor Company as vice president, business unit leader, and in various European and Asian strategy and business development roles, and three years as a financial analyst at Otis Elevator Company based in Singapore. She began her career with Ernst & Whinney (now Ernst & Young) in Washington, D.C. and Singapore. Ms. Lee’s diverse international and management experience, including expertise in strategic marketing and innovation, will provide the Board with valuable insights.

Edward O. Magee, Jr., Director

Edward O. Magee, Jr. was appointed to the Board in June 2022 and serves as a member of the Audit Committee and the Finance Committee. Mr. Magee currently serves as executive vice president, operations at Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, a privately held musical instruments company owned by majority stakeholder Servco Pacific Inc. He served as senior vice president, operations at Fender from 2016 to 2020. Mr. Magee served as vice president of operations and distribution for Thomas & Betts Corporation, presently ABB Installation Products Inc. (NYSE: ABB), from 2014 to 2016 and in various management roles in vehicle operations at Harley-Davidson Motor Company from 2009 to 2014.

Prior to his executive experience, Mr. Magee served as a combat-decorated Lieutenant Colonel aviator in the U.S. Marine Corps. He has extensive non-profit board experience including the Board of Visitors at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, The Fender Play Foundation™, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro LA, and an advisory role for the National Association of Manufacturers, “Heroes MAKE America” veterans transition program.

Mr. Magee holds a Master of Business Administration from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, a Master of Public Administration from George Mason University, and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the U.S Naval Academy.

Mr. Magee’s extensive knowledge of manufacturing, sustainability, supply chain, and logistics, as well as his wide-ranging experience building and developing global leadership teams that drive organizational culture change enhance the Board’s management oversight capabilities.

Trevor I. Mihalik, Director

Trevor I. Mihalik was elected to the Board of Directors in December 2019. Mr. Mihalik has served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Sempra Energy since May 2018. From 2012 through 2018, he held various senior leadership positions at Sempra Energy including senior vice president, controller and chief accounting officer. Prior to Sempra Energy, Mr. Mihalik held roles as senior vice president – finance for Iberdrola Renewables and vice president and CFO for Chevron Natural Gas. Mr. Mihalik currently serves as a director at SDG&E and SoCalGas. Mr. Mihalik’s extensive senior management experience with Fortune 500 companies offers the board valuable judgment and management perspective.

Graciela I. Monteagudo , Director

Graciela I. Monteagudo was elected to the Board of Directors in June of 2020. Ms. Monteagudo served as president and CEO of Lala U.S., Inc. from 2017 through 2018. From 2015 – 2017 she served as president, Americas and global marketing for Mead Johnson Nutrition and from 2012 to 2015 she held various leadership roles at Mead Johnson. From 2008 through 2012, she held various leadership roles at Walmart Mexico, including senior vice president and business unit head for Sam’s Club stores in Mexico. Ms. Monteagudo has dual Mexican and American citizenship and has held senior management positions in both Latin America and the United States. Ms. Monteagudo is recognized as a NACD Board Leadership Fellow and she has been included in the Women Inc. Magazine Most Influential Corporate Directors list. Ms. Monteagudo presently serves as a director of ACCO Brands Corporation. Ms. Monteagudo’s significant leadership experience in Latin America, her extensive global/digital marketing, e-commerce and consumer goods expertise will provide our board with a valuable perspective.

David B. Pendarvis, Director

David B. Pendarvis was elected to the Board of Directors in 2017. Mr. Pendarvis has served as chief administrative officer of ResMed Inc. since 2011. He was interim president, EMEA and Japan of ResMed Inc. from March through July, 2017. He joined ResMed Inc. in 2002 as global general counsel, he has served as secretary since 2003, and he also served as vice president of organizational development from 2005 to 2011. From 2000 until 2002 Mr. Pendarvis was a partner at Gray Cary Ware & Friedenrich (presently, DLA Piper). From 1986 until 2000 he was an associate (1986-1992) and a partner (1993-2000) at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, and from 1984 until 1986 he served as a law clerk to United States District Court Judge, J. Lawrence Irving in the United States District Court, San Diego. Mr. Pendarvis served as a director of Sequenom, Inc. from 2009 until its acquisition by Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings in 2016. His legal expertise and experience as general counsel with global responsibilities will provide the Board of Directors with valuable perspective for risk oversight.

Garry O. Ridge, Chairman of the Board

Garry O. Ridge joined WD-40 Company in 1987 as managing director, WD-40 Company (Australia) Pty. Limited and he was responsible for Company operations throughout the Pacific and Asia. Mr. Ridge transferred to the corporate office in 1994 as director international operations and was promoted to the position of vice president - international in 1995. He was promoted to the position of executive vice president/chief operating officer in 1996 and named president and chief executive officer in 1997. He was also elected to the Board of Directors in 1997 and in 2019 was named chairman of the board. He served as CEO until 2022, and currently remains chairman of the board. Prior to joining WD-40 Company Mr. Ridge was managing director of Mermax Pacific Pty. Ltd. and held a number of senior management positions with Hawker Pacific Pty. Ltd. (a Hawker Siddeley PLC Group Company) which was a licensee for WD-40 Company products until 1988. As the chairman and CEO of WD-40 Company, Mr. Ridge offers the Board an important Company-based perspective. In addition, his particular knowledge of the Company’s international markets and industry position provides the Board with valuable insight.

Gregory A. Sandfort, Lead Director

Gregory A. Sandfort was elected to the Board of Directors in 2011. Mr. Sandfort has served as chief executive officer of Tractor Supply Company since December 2012. He held the office of president of Tractor Supply Company from 2009 through 2015. Prior to 2013, Mr. Sandfort served as president and chief operating officer in 2012 and as president and chief merchandising officer from 2009 to 2012. Mr. Sandfort served as executive vice president-chief merchandising officer of Tractor Supply Company from 2007 to 2009. Mr. Sandfort previously served as president and chief operating officer at Michael’s Stores, Inc. from 2006 to 2007, and as executive vice president-general merchandise manager at Michaels Stores, Inc. from 2004 to 2006. Mr. Sandfort also serves as a director of Tractor Supply Company. Mr. Sandfort brings a retail industry perspective to the Board. The Board also values Mr. Sandfort’s extensive management experience in the retail industry.

Anne G. Saunders, Director

Anne G. Saunders was elected to the Board of Directors in March 2019. Ms. Saunders served as president, US of nakedwines.com from 2016 through 2017. From 2014 through 2016, she was president, US of FTD Companies, Inc., and from 2012 through 2014 she served as president of Redbox Automated Retail, LLC. From 1990 to 2012, Ms. Saunders held various senior executive level positions at Starbucks, Bank of America, Knowledge Universe (now known as KinderCare Education), eSociety and AT&T. Ms. Saunders is a director of Swiss Water Decaffeinated Coffee Inc. and Nautilus, Inc. Ms. Saunders’ deep functional expertise spanning all channels of marketing strategy and brand management make her a valuable addition to the Board.

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