Prior to joining Meredith Mergers Eugene Wilcauskas held the following positions: From January 2001 to November 2001 he served as President and CEO, New River Pharmaceuticals, Inc. From 1997 to 2000 he served as President, Specialty Products Division, Church & Dwight Co., Inc. – an $800 million NYSE company. He had full P & L responsibility for this $175 million division. He structured a $40 million joint venture (for industrial cleaners) with Safety Kleen. He also established a joint venture (for functional foods) with Agway. While at Church & Dwight, he acquired Brotherton Specialty Products in the UK, and acquired a majority position in Quimica Geral de Nordeste in Brazil. He doubled divisional operating profit to $28 million and increased ROI from 9.5% to 16.5%. He focused on joint ventures and acquisitions to accelerate this division s return on its core competencies. From 1995 to 1997 he was an Advisor with Investec Strategies, Inc. From 1986 to 1994 he was with Akzo-Nobel (Nasdaq – ADR’s) ($13 billion WW; $3 billion NA) – first, as President of Wilson-Fiberfil International (1986 – 1988) where he created the Kohap joint venture for engineering plastics ($40 million Revenues) in Korea; next, as President of the Fibers & Polymers Division for The Americas (1989 – 1992); and, finally as President of Akzo-Nobel s North American operations (1992 – 1994) where he had strategic and oversight responsibility for Akzo Nobel’s $2.7 billion chemicals, coatings, fibers, and health care operations in the United States and Canada. With the emphasis on refocusing and strengthening the North American Business, he supervised the acquisition of Goodyear’s industrial fibers business ($100 million in Revenues), the creation of Flexys by combining the rubber chemical business of Akzo and Monsato ($600 million), and the acquisition of Diamond Crystal Salt ($125 million Revenues). From 1984 to 1986 he was a Division President and Corporate Vice President of Plastics Specialties & Technologies – a $350 million privately held corporation. From 1983 to 1984 he was Division President, Wilson Fiberfil International – a division of Dart & Kraft Inc. – a $5 billion NYSE company. During his 15 years with Monsanto, a $2 billion NYSE company, he held various positions which included Commercial Director in Sao Paulo, Brazil (1977 – 1979) where he had full P & L responsibility for the $50 million chemicals and plastics businesses. He transformed a $4 million loss to an $8 million profit; and, he created the Bahn Quimica joint venture (for rubber chemicals) with $40 million in annual revenues. As Business Director of Monsanto s Instruments and Equipment business unit in Akron, OH (1979 – 1983) he had full P & L responsibility for the $36 million capital goods business. He increased revenues by $23 million and improved profitability from break-even to $6 million. Mr. Wilcauskas earned his BS in Business Administration from Boston University and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University.