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Minnesota-based manufacturer 3M replaces chief executive

3M Co. has named Michael Roman as chief executive, replacing Inge Thulin. The 58-year-old Roman is a 30-year veteran of 3M, serving for the last eight months as chief operating officer and executive vice-president


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MINNEAPOLIS—Manufacturing company 3M Co. has named Michael Roman as chief executive, replacing Inge Thulin.

Roman will take over July 1, with Thulin moving into a newly created position of executive chairman of the board.

The 58-year-old Roman is a 30-year veteran of 3M, serving for the last eight months as chief operating officer and executive vice-president. He also has led the company’s Industrial Business Group, its largest, and served as strategist.

Thulin had served as chief executive since 2012. In a statement issued with the company’s announcement Monday, he called Roman “the clear choice to lead 3M into the future” after a thorough search and succession planning.

Roman holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s from the University of Minnesota.


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