3M recently announced that Inge G. Thulin has been appointed executive vice president and chief operating officer (COO), effective May 1. Thulin has served as executive vice president of International Operations since 2003. He will report to George W. Buckley, 3M chairman, president and CEO. Thulin will have day-to-day responsibility for 3M’s six business segments and international operations, with the executive vice presidents of those businesses reporting to him.

“The appointment of Inge represents continuing development of 3M’s leadership team with the goal of ensuring that 3M remains on a strong growth track for many years to come,” said Buckley. “Inge’s leadership of 3M’s international organization has been marked by superb business development and growth, and I have every confidence that he will do the same in his new position.”

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