Chip Brixius is Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Secretary of Graco Inc., a leading manufacturer of systems and equipment used to move, measure, control, dispense and spray fluid and powder materials. Chip’s areas of practice include securities regulation, corporate governance, executive compensation, benefits, employment law, corporate finance and corporate restructurings. He is also responsible for providing legal advice and services to the Company’s Applied Fluid Technologies Division, EMEA region, and Treasury and Purchasing functions. Chip advises Graco and senior management on various disclosure matters, including annual, quarterly and current reports, and has primary responsibility for drafting and preparing the Company’s proxy statement, conflict minerals report and current reports. He also provides insider trading, Regulation FD and antitrust and compliance training to select employees. In addition, Chip serves on the company’s Benefits Finance Committee and Benefits Plans Committee.
Prior to joining Graco, Chip held the positions of Senior Corporate Counsel and Assistant Secretary for RSM McGladrey, Inc., and Attorney for The J.M. Smucker Company/International Multifoods Corporation. Before practicing law, Chip worked for several years in trade and structured finance at Cargill Financial Services Corporation.
Chip is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, where he received his bachelor and law degrees, and the University of St. Thomas, where he received his master of business administration degree. Chip is licensed to practice law in the state of Minnesota, and is a member of the Hennepin County Bar Association, the Minnesota State Bar Association, the Association of Corporate Counsel, and the Society for Corporate Governance.