The charts on this page feature a breakdown of the total annual pay for the top executives at DARLING INGREDIENTS INC as reported in their proxy statements.

Total Cash Compensation information is comprised of yearly Base Pay and Bonuses. DARLING INGREDIENTS INC income statements for executive base pay and bonus are filed yearly with the SEC in the edgar filing system. DARLING INGREDIENTS INC annual reports of executive compensation and pay are most commonly found in the Def 14a documents.

Total Equity aggregates grant date fair value of stock and option awards and long term incentives granted during the fiscal year.

Other Compensation covers all compensation-like awards that don't fit in any of these other standard categories. Numbers reported do not include change in pension value and non-qualified deferred compensation earnings.

Name And Title Total Cash Equity Other Total Compensation
John O. Muse
Executive Vice President - Chief Administrative Officer; Former Executive Vice President - Chief Financial Officer
Total Cash $525,000 Equity $0 Other $96,595 Total Compensation $621,595
Randall C. Stuewe
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Total Cash $3,028,988 Equity $3,299,998 Other $69,407 Total Compensation $6,398,393
John Bullock
Executive Vice President - Specialty Ingredients and Chief Strategy Officer
Total Cash $913,652 Equity $531,246 Other $60,356 Total Compensation $1,505,254
Dirk Kloosterboer
Former Chief Operating Officer
Total Cash $1,135,258 Equity $797,849 Other $105,940 Total Compensation $2,039,047
Rick A. Elrod
Executive Vice President - Darling U.S. Rendering Operations
Total Cash $965,122 Equity $562,501 Other $34,147 Total Compensation $1,561,770
Patrick C. Lynch
Former Executive Vice President - Chief Financial Officer
Total Cash $1,119,440 Equity $2,002,507 Other $32,660 Total Compensation $3,154,607
Jan van der Velden
Executive Vice President - International Rendering and Specialties
Total Cash $868,844 Equity $462,002 Other $87,798 Total Compensation $1,418,644

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