TillmanCarlson Recruits Robert Tabb As Chief Information Officer For Ecolab Inc.

Oak Brook, IL (October 2, 2003) - TillmanCarlson recruits Robert Tabb as Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Ecolab Inc.

Tabb joins Ecolab from Focus IT Group, a consulting firm, where he was Senior Vice President. Prior to Focus IT Group, Tabb served as Vice President of Global Information Technology for Nike where he was responsible for the development and execution of the company's IT strategy. Prior to Nike, Tabb served as Vice President and Chief Information Officer of CNF Transportation. He also held IT leadership positions at Ryder Systems, Dun & Bradstreet Software and Andersen Consulting.

Tabb holds a Master's degree in Business Administration from Tulane University and a Bachelor's degree from Washington and Lee University.

About Ecolab Inc.

Headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, Ecolab Inc. (ECL) is the leading global developer and marketer of premium cleaning, sanitizing, pest elimination, maintenance and repair products for the hospitality, foodservice, institutional and industrial markets. For further information on Ecolab, visit

About TillmanCarlson (Formerly Blackbird Partners)

Headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois, TillmanCarlson is a senior level executive search firm specializing in the recruitment of CEOs, CFOs and CIOs for a broad range of companies from venture-backed start-ups to large, global corporations.