Doug Baker Jr.

Chair and CEO

Ecolab, Inc.

Description

June 2013 witnessed the latest in Ecolab's acquisitions: the $2.3 billion purchase of Houston-based champion with Nalco, a company offering the same services which Ecolab picked up for $5.4 billion in 2011. Under Baker, CEO since 2004, Ecolab has jumped in the Fortune 500 rankings, from 365 in 2010 to 229 in 2013. What will be Baker's next asquisition opportunity in his 10th year at the company's helm?