Daniel J. Schmechel

Chief Financial Officer at Ecolab, Inc.

Daniel J. Schmechel

Daniel J. Schmechel

Chief Financial Officer at Ecolab, Inc.


Dan Schmechel is chief financial officer for Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services that protect people and vital resources.

Previously, Schmechel served as senior vice president of Services and Systems as well as the interim head of Ecolab’s Global Supply Chain, senior vice president and chief transformation officer for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, senior vice president and controller, and vice president and treasurer. Schmechel joined Ecolab in 1995 as assistant treasurer.

Prior to joining Ecolab, Schmechel held various financial positions with Exxon Corporation. He began his career with Amoco Production Company as a petroleum geologist.

Schmechel serves on the board of directors of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. Previously he served as chair of the Dale Warland Singers, a St. Paul, Minn.-based professional choral group, and chair of the Management Assistance Project for Nonprofits; a provider of management resources and services to nonprofit organizations in Minnesota. Schmechel also chaired the Conference Board Council of Corporate Treasurers.

Schmechel received a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

Career Highlights

Ecolab, Inc.

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Nalco Co.

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Member, Honorary Council at Minnesota Historical Society

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Director at HRK Foundation

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Member, Governing Board at Minnesota Historical Society

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Senior Vice President & General Manager at Nalco Co.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Ecolab, Inc.

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Executive Vice President of Strategy for Ecolab Inc at Nalco Co.

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President at Nalco Co.

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Director, Corporate Communications-Europe at Nalco Co.

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President & Managing Director at St. Paul Chamber Orchestra

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Daniel J. Schmechel
Chief Financial Officer at Ecolab, Inc.

The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth is the graduate business school of Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, in the United States. Tuck is one of six Ivy league business schools. Founded in 1900, Tuck was the first institution to offer a master's degree in the field of business administration


Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.

Career History
Chief Financial Officer
1995 - Current

Since 1923, the Ecolab story has been one of innovation, customer service, industry leadership and growth. Over the years, we have built on our humble beginnings – one man with a simple idea – to become a global company serving customers across a range of industries in more than 160 countries.

1990 - 1995

In 1973, Standard Oil of New Jersey renamed itself as the Exxon Corporation, and adopted that trademark throughout the country.

Petroleum Geologist
1982 - 1988

Amoco Corporation, originally Standard Oil Company (Indiana), was a global chemical and oil company that was founded in 1889 around a refinery located in Whiting, Indiana, United States. It later absorbed the American Oil Company, founded in Baltimore in 1910 and incorporated in 1922 by Louis Blaustein and his son Jacob. Amoco merged with British Petroleum in December 1998, forming BP Amoco. Shortly after the merger, Amoco stations began a rebranding that saw the stations change their names to the BP marque while continuing to sell Amoco-branded fuel. Eventually all traces of the Amoco brand name were eliminated and the stations adopted the BP branding permanently, although Amoco's grade naming system is still in use.

Political Donations

President at The University of Colorado


Former Senator from Minnesota


Former Associate Justice at Supreme Court of Minnesota

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Daniel J. Schmechel is affiliated with Ecolab, Inc., Exxon Corp., Amoco Production Co.

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