3M yesterday elected George W. Buckley chairman, president and CEO, effective immediately. He succeeds interim chairman and CEO Robert S. Morrison, who has led the company since July 1, 2005.
Buckley, 58, comes to 3M (St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.) from Brunswick Corporation, where he served as chairman and CEO since June 2000. Prior to Brunswick, he was with Emerson Electric Company as president of its U.S.-based Electrical Motors Division and the Automotive and Precision Motors Division. He also served as chief technology officer for Emerson's worldwide group of motor and appliance-related businesses.
"George Buckley is a proven CEO with a terrific blend of strategic, business and analytical skills, and an excellent record of driving both sales growth and operational efficiency in a wide range of global businesses," said Morrison. "His strengths complement perfectly 3M's culture of innovation and operating effectiveness."
Buckley currently serves on the Board of Directors of Ingersoll-Rand Company Ltd., Tyco Corporation and Thule AB.
"I am blessed to have worked at two great companies and am honored to be chosen to lead a third," said Buckley. "3M's technology base and its innovative culture are renowned and I'm excited to be part of the 3M team. I'm especially impressed with the outstanding leadership in the company and look forward to working with them."
3M is a diversified company making consumer products as well as supplying to the appliance industry. It's technologies include display and graphics; electronics and telecommunications; safety, security and protection services; health care; and other industries.
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