H.B. Fuller Co. recently announced that Celeste Mastin will join the company as executive vice president and chief operating officer (COO) on March 7, 2022. She will assume the executive leadership role most recently held by Ted Clark, who is moving into a strategic advisory role. H.B. Fuller reports that this transition allows a smooth succession of the COO role and continuity of the company’s strategic plan.

Mastin joins H.B. Fuller with more than 30 years’ experience in manufacturing and distribution, with a successful track record of guiding companies’ growth through innovation, service improvement, global expansion, and acquisition. Most recently, she served as CEO of PetroChoice Lubrication Solutions, a distributor of petroleum lubrication solutions in the U.S. Prior to that, she held CEO roles at Distribution International, Inc. and MMI Products, Inc. (a division of Oldcastle), and she served in executive leadership roles at Ferro Corp. and Bostik Adhesives. Mastin began her career at Shell Chemical Co.

Mastin currently serves on the board of directors of Granite Construction, Inc. She earned her MBA from the University of Houston and her BS in chemical engineering from Washington State University.

“We are delighted to welcome Celeste to H.B. Fuller,” said Jim Owens, president and CEO. “She is an exceptional commercial leader with a proven track record of success in highly complex, international businesses. Celeste brings a wealth of global, executive leadership and an understanding of the adhesives industry that will provide accelerated growth and performance for H.B. Fuller. I am confident Celeste will successfully build upon Ted Clark’s success and, together with our Executive Committee, drive our company’s continued growth and profitability.”

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