3M Co. named Michael Vale executive vice president of its Consumer and Office Business division, succeeding Joe Harlan, who is leaving to take a top management post at Dow Chemical Co, The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported. Vale, 45, most recently headed 3M''s operations in Brazil as managing director. Before that he served as vice president and general manager of 3M''s Aearo Technologies Inc. as managing director of 3M Spain. Harlan is joining Dow as president of its performance products and performance systems division. He had worked at 3M since 2001 and had headed the consumer and office segment since 2009.