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Kathryn C. Hach-Darrow

January 1, 1992

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Hach Company (Deceased) – Loveland, Colorado

Kathryn Hach, Chairman and CEO of Hach Company, met the late Clifford Hach while they were students at Iowa State University. They were married in 1943 and began their firm in 1947. They developed reagents and necessary instrumentation for making accurate, easy to use, analyses for water and wastewater. In 1957 Kathryn and Clifford Hach jointly won the coveted American Water Works George Fuller award for distinguished service in the water supply field. In 1987 Hach was elected the Best Company in Colorado, receiving the award for the Northeastern part of the State. Mrs. Hach was President and Chief Operating Officer before becoming Chairman and CEO in 1988. She was the first woman director of the American Water Works Association, later served on numerous AWWA committees including the President’s Advisory Council. She was also the first woman to serve as a director of the First National Bank in Loveland, Colorado. In addition to serving as Chairman of the Hach Board, she also is a member of the Board of Directors of Colorado Crystal Corporation. She is a founding member of the Committee of 200, Executive Women, active in her church, philanthropic service organizations and a member of the Ninety-Nines, an International Organization of Licensed Women Pilots. Mrs. Hach has been flying 37 years, is multi-engine and instrument rated, and has accumulated over 6,000 hours flying time. “We must never take our system for granted; we must never allow complacency nor political correctness to dilute our message.”