ST. PAUL, Minn. — 3M has named Inge G. Thulin as its next president and CEO, effective Feb. 24., according to a press release.
Thulin succeeds Sir George W. Buckley, chairman, president and CEO, who will retire on June 1.
Thulin, 58, has served as chief operating officer since May 2011, with responsibility for 3M’s six business segments and International Operations.
"Inge is a proven leader with a terrific blend of strategic, business and analytical skills and an excellent record of delivering both sales growth and operational efficiency in a wide range of global businesses,” said 3M Board Lead Director Vance D. Coffman. “His strengths will serve 3M well and ensure that the company remains on a strong growth track driven by innovation for many years to come."