Fred Kindle

Partner at Clayton Dubilier & Rice LLC

Fred Kindle

Fred Kindle

Partner at Clayton Dubilier & Rice LLC

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ABB Ltd.
Sulzer Industries, Inc.
Sulzer AG

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03/1960 - Liechtenstein




Partner at Clayton Dubilier & Rice LLC

Fund Advisor at iCON Infrastructure LLP

Partner at Clayton Dubilier & Rice LLC

Partner at Clayton Dubilier & Rice LLC

Chairman of Europe at Clayton Dubilier & Rice LLC

Chief Executive Officer at Exova Plc

Former President at ABB Ltd.

Honorary Professor of Management at University of St. Gallen

Partner at Clayton Dubilier & Rice LLC

President at Genossenschaft Zum Ruden

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Fred Kindle
Partner at Clayton Dubilier & Rice LLC
Class of 1988

The Kellogg School of Management (The Kellogg School or Kellogg) is the business school of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, with additional campuses in downtown Chicago, Illinois and Miami, Florida. Kellogg offers full-time, part-time, and executive programs, and partners with schools in China, France/Singapore, India, Hong Kong, Israel, Germany, Canada, and Thailand.Founded in 1908 in downtown Chicago as a part-time evening program, the school was chartered to educate business leaders with "good moral character.

Class of 1984

ETH Zurich is an engineering, science, technology, mathematics, and management university. It is an integral part of the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology Domain (ETH Domain) that is directly subordinate to Switzerland's Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education, and Research. ETH Zurich is consistently rated among the top universities in the world. It is considered the best university in continental Europe by the Shanghai Ranking ARWU, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and the QS World University Ranking. It is currently ranked 4th in Europe overall, and 8th best university in the world in engineering, science, and technology. Twenty-one Nobel Prizes have been awarded to students and professors of the institute in the past. The most famous of them is Albert Einstein in 1921 and the most recent is Richard F. Heck in 2010. It is a founding member of the IDEA League and the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU); and a member of the CESAER network. ETH Zurich was founded by the Swiss Federal Government in 1854 with the stated mission to educate engineers and scientists, serve as a national center of excellence in science and technology, and provide a hub for interaction between the scientific community and industry.

Career History
2008 - Current

CD&R LLP is a U.K. Financial Services Authority (FSA) regulated entity, based in London. CD&R LLP provides investment advisory and other services to Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, LLC, which manages a number of private equity investments. The advisory services provided by CD&R LLP include, inter alia, advice and support in connection with the investigation, structuring, financing, monitoring, reporting and disposition of U.K. and other European investments and investment opportunities. CD&R Ltd does not, however, have the authority to enter into contracts or make investment decisions on behalf of any CD&R-managed fund. CD&R has in place a variety of policies and procedures designed to address any conflicts of interest that may arise.

2008 - Current

Founded in 1978, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice LLC is a private equity firm located in New York City. The firm is a subsidiary of Clayton Dubilier & Rice Holdings LP. Their investors include financial institutions, university endowments and corporate and public pension funds.

President & Chief Executive Officer
2004 - 2008

ABB Ltd. is a holding company, which engages in the development and provision of power and automation technologies. It operates through the following segments: Electrification Products; Discrete Automation and Motion; Process Automation; Power Grids; and Corporate and Other. The Electrification Products segment produces and markets low and medium-voltage switchgear, breakers, switches, control products, wiring accessories, and installation materials. The Discrete Automation and Motion segment manufactures and trades motors, generators, speed drives, robots and robotics, solar inverters, wind converters, rectifiers, excitation systems, and protection solutions. The Process Automation segment designs and commercializes control and plant optimization systems for the oil, gas and petrochemicals, metals and minerals, marine, pulp and paper, pharmaceuticals, and power industries. The Power Grids segment offers automation products and systems for power generation, transmission, and distribution. The Corporate and Other segment refers to the firm's administrative operations. The company was founded on January 5, 1988 and is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland.

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Member, Board of Directors
2016 - Current

Schneider Electric SE engages in the electrical distribution and manufacture industrial engineering equipment. It operates through the following segments: Buildings, Industry, Infrastructure and Information Technology. The Buildings segment provides low voltage, building automation and renewables. The Industry segment involves in the industrial automation, control and sensors technologies. The Infrastructure segment includes medium voltage and grid automation technologies. The Information Technology segment provides critical power and cooling services for data centers as well as non-IT applications. The company was founded by Adolphe Schneider and Joseph-Eugène Schneider in 1836 and is headquartered in Rueil-Malmaison, France.

Member, Supervisory Board
2009 - Current

Rexel SA operates as a holding company. It is engaged in the distribution of electrical products. The company products are grouped into the following product families: electrical installation equipment, cables and conduits, lighting, security and communication, climate control, tools, renewable energies and energy management, white and brown goods and other services and products. The electrical installation equipment family includes coupling and circuit protection equipment, energy conversion and storage equipment, control equipment, sensors, actuators and consumptions devices, as well as solar panels. The cables and conduits family allows fro the distribution of electricity and include raceways, moldings and cable trays. The lighting family covers lighting sources, such as incandescent or halogen bulbs, low energy consumption light bulbs and fluorescent bulbs, and LED on the one hand, and lighting equipment on the other hand, such as interior and exterior lighting systems, sensors as well as decorative accessories. The security and communication family comprises of sale from voice, data and image transmission equipment, intruder and fire detection equipment, and monitoring and access control equipment. The climate control family is in charge of ventilation, air conditioning and heating equipment. The tools family covers the sale of hand tools, electrical tools and measuring instruments. The white and brown products family includes household appliances and consumer products. Rexel was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Paris, France.

2008 - Current

Part of Element Materials Technology Ltd., Exova Plc is a British company located in Salford focused on investors,. Anne Thorburn is currently the CEO of the firm.

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Member, Nominations Committee

The Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce plays a vital and active role in assisting Swiss companies in the United States.

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