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H.B. Fuller Names Barry S. Snyder as Chief Technology Officer

Published on 2008-09-22. Author : SpecialChem

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- H.B. Fuller Company announced that Barry S. Snyder will join the company as chief technology officer on Oct. 27, 2008. Snyder, 45, of Bryn Mawr, Penn., comes to H.B. Fuller from Celanese Corporation, where he has served as global technology director for the emulsions/PVOH business unit since 2007. Prior to his time with Celanese, Snyder spent 16 years with Rohm and Haas Company, in a variety of technical, marketing and commercial management positions. These included research strategic planning, and leadership responsibilities in the areas of pressure sensitive adhesives, packaging and converting adhesives, and transportation adhesives. He also held global assignments based in London and Paris. Snyder earned a bachelor's and master's degree in chemistry from Emory University, both completed in 1983, a doctoral degree in inorganic chemistry from Harvard University, and a master's in business administration from Temple University.

"We are delighted to welcome Barry to H.B. Fuller to lead our global research and development and product management activities. His educational credentials are impeccable, and he is a proven technology leader who can translate market opportunities into innovative and profitable new products that align with business strategy and needs. His expertise and experience will be invaluable as we continue to implement our customer-centric growth strategy," said Michele Volpi, H.B. Fuller president and chief executive officer.

About H.B. Fuller Company:

H.B. Fuller Company is a leading worldwide formulator and marketer of adhesives, sealants, paints and other specialty chemical products, with fiscal 2007 net revenue of $1.4 billion. Its common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol FUL.

Source: H.B. Fuller Company

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