United Stationers Inc.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Richard W. Gochnauer

President & CEO

Richard W. Gochnauer
Richard W. Gochnauer joined United Stationers as Chief Operating Officer and a Director in July 2002. In December 2002, Mr. Gochnauer was named the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer. United Stationers, with headquarters in Deerfield, Illinois, is North America's largest broad line wholesale distributor of office and business products. With sales of $4.5 billion, the Company offers some 46,000 brand-name items from more than 550 manufacturers, as well as its own private-brand merchandise line.

From 1994 until he joined United, Mr. Gochnauer held the positions of Vice Chairman and President, International, and President and Chief Operating Officer of Golden State Foods (GSF), a privately held food company that manufactures and distributes food and paper products for McDonald's Corporation and other customers in 55 countries. At the time Mr. Gochnauer left GSF, it had total revenues of $2.2 billion.

Prior to GSF, Mr. Gochnauer served as Executive Vice President of the Dial Corporation where he was responsible for their Household Consumer Products businesses, which included over 75 brands and eight manufacturing facilities. Mr. Gochnauer also served as President of the Stella Cheese Company, a division of Universal Foods, and as President of the international division of Schreiber Foods, Inc. Mr. Gochnauer earned a Masters degree in Business Administration from Harvard Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University.

Mr. Gochnauer is a member of the board of Fieldstone Communities, a large regional homebuilder, and Golden State Foods. He has served on numerous nonprofit boards including the Saint Joseph Ballet, Orangewood Children's Foundation, Rising Tide Transitional Housing, the Foundation for Christian Fellowship and the Green Bay, Milwaukee and Phoenix YMCAs. He was also the founding Chair of the Corona del Mar High School Foundation. Mr. Gochnauer and his wife, Beth, have two adult children: Grant who is a graduate of Northwestern University, and Meg who is a senior at Carroll College. The family resides in Winnetka, Illinois.

United Stationers Inc.
United Stationers Inc. is North America's largest broad line wholesale distributor of business products, with net sales for 2006 of $4.5 billion. The company's network of 63 distribution centers allows it to offer nearly 46,000 items to its approximately 20,000 reseller customers. This network, combined with United's depth and breadth of inventory in technology products, traditional business products, office furniture, janitorial and sanitation products, and foodservice consumables, enables the company to ship products overnight to more than 90% of the U.S. and major cities in Mexico. United's focus on fulfillment excellence has given it an average line fill rate of better than 97%, a 99.5% order accuracy rate, and a 99% on-time delivery rate.