Washington, D.C.  20549





Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) April 23, 2019



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)












(State or other jurisdiction
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1 Ecolab Place, Saint Paul, Minnesota



(Address of principal executive offices)


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Item 5.02  Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

(b)          On April 23, 2019, Ecolab Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Ecolab”), announced that effective June 1, 2019, Bruno Lavandier, the Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller of Ecolab and its principal accounting officer, has accepted an assignment related to the planning and execution of the previously announced spin-off of the company’s Energy Services upstream business into a stand-alone company. Mr. Lavandier joined Nalco in 2001 (prior to Nalco becoming a subsidiary of Ecolab in 2011) and was appointed to his current position in 2017.

(c)          On April 23, 2019, Ecolab also announced that effective June 1, 2019, Scott D. Kirkland will become Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller, and will serve as Ecolab’s principal accounting officer, succeeding Mr. Lavandier.  Mr. Kirkland, age 45, has been with Ecolab since 2005 and is currently serving as the senior vice president of finance for Ecolab’s Energy Services business, a position he has held since April 2016. Before his Energy Services role, he held finance leadership roles in Ecolab’s Global Institutional and North America Institutional businesses. His earlier roles at Ecolab included vice president Corporate Planning & Analysis, and vice president Finance Asia Pacific and Latin America regions.  Mr. Kirkland has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from the University of Northern Iowa.          

Mr. Kirkland will be entitled to participate in Ecolab’s regular compensation arrangements for executive officers.  Information regarding such arrangements is included in the definitive proxy statement relating to Ecolab’s 2019 annual meeting of stockholders filed with the SEC on March 15, 2019.          

There is no transaction between Mr. Kirkland (and his immediate family) and Ecolab that requires disclosure in accordance with Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.








Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.











Date: April 24, 2019


/s/David F. Duvick



David F. Duvick



Assistant Secretary