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Ross S. Rapaport
Chairman

Ross S. Rapaport became a director in October 2000.  Since June 2002, Mr. Rapaport has been of counsel to Pepe & Hazard LLP, and its successor McElroy, Deutch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP, a law firm with offices throughout the United States, that we employ from time to time.  He has practiced in the area of corporate and general business law for more than 35 years.  Mr. Rapaport has provided legal advice to Crystal Rock since 1974 and serves as trustee of the Baker family trusts.

Mr. Rapaport brings to the Board almost four decades of experience dealing with business owners in the creation of business entities and subsequent issues of business succession planning, utilizing employment, purchase, and shareholder agreements.  A major shareholder of our Company in his capacity as trustee, he has also represented fiduciaries in highly complex estate and trust administration matters, including contested probate matters and estate tax return preparation. Mr. Rapaport has been Chairman of the Board since 2005 and brings to the Board the sound perspective of an experienced business attorney.