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.