New Business Structure Builds Scale and Opportunity for Customers
LONDON, ON, Jan. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - 3M Canada has realigned the company's
structure to better serve Canadian markets and its customers, which
reflects the global realignment of 3M Company effective January 1,
2013. The new structure is made up of five business groups: Consumer,
Electronics & Energy, Health Care, Industrial, and Safety & Graphics.
In the past, the company had six major business segments.
"The change is a natural outcome of our strategy to increase relevance
to our customers and to broaden our presence in the markets we serve,"
said Inge Thulin, 3M Company Chairman, President and Chief Executive
Officer. "By building scale more broadly, we create critical mass in
each business group to take full advantage of innovation and
"At 3M, we're in the business of helping our customers win no matter
where - at home, at play, or at work," said Paul Madden, 3M Canada
President and General Manager. "Here at 3M Canada, we're excited to be
aligning our business structure to the needs of our customers, because
we'll be in a position to serve them and the Canadian markets even
better than ever before."
More about 3M's Business Groups:
From simplifying life at home to keeping you organized at work, the Consumer Business Group offers innovative solutions for: cleaning and protecting the home
environment; making home improvement easy; and, simplifying
organizations and inspiring creativity, crafts, and hobbies. The
Consumer Business Group in Canada will continue to be led by Martha
Bennett, Executive Director, Consumer Business Group.
The newly formed Electronics & Energy Business Group enables tomorrow's lifestyle today, with power, communications and
electronics through: connecting the world's power grid; enabling global
telecommunications; supporting high-tech electronic devices; powering
projecting to share information; and, enabling opportunities for energy
conservation and generation. The Electronics & Energy Business Group in
Canada is led by John Kosnik, Executive Director, Electrical & Energy
From preventing infections to making Canadian smiles brighter, the Health Care Business Group offers innovative solutions that: enable the delivery of medicine;
caring for skin and healing wounds; improving treatment coding, health
care reimbursement and hospital efficiency across the country;
protecting the food supply; and, brightening smiles with advanced
dental and orthodontic solutions. The Health Care Business Group in
Canada will continue to be led by Tim Brown, General Manager, Health
Care Business Group.
Changing how industry works, the Industrial Business Group offers innovative solutions for: modifying, bonding, and protecting
surfaces in industries like mining, oil and gas, construction, and
manufacturing; improving surfaces from orthopedic implants to fine
furniture through our abrasives product offering; purifying air and
water, from residential to bio-pharma and industrial; and, improving
the design, manufacturing, and maintenance of transportation on land,
in air, and on water. The Industrial Business Group in Canada will
continue to be led by Kevin Higgins, Vice President, Industrial
From protecting people and information to enhancing visual and design
communication, the newly formed Safety & Graphics Business Group offers innovative solutions for: providing personal and worker safety;
protecting people, privacy, and property; improving performance and
productivity of building operations and infrastructure; creating
transportation safety and vehicle registration solutions; enhancing
viewing and interactive experiences; and, inspiring light and surface
capabilities. The Safety & Graphics Business Group in Canada is led by
Bill Boyce, Executive Director, Safety & Graphics Business Group.
About 3M Canada Company
3M is the innovation company that never stops inventing, capturing the spark of
new ideas and transforming them into thousands of ingenious solutions.
The culture of creative collaboration inspires a never-ending stream of
powerful technologies that makes life better. With $30 billion in sales
globally, 3M employs about 84,000 people worldwide and has operations
in more than 65 countries. Named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in
2013, 3M Canada's head office and original manufacturing site is in
London, Ontario where about half of the company's 1,800 employees work.
Other locations include Calgary, Alberta; Milton, Brockville, and
Perth, Ontario; Montreal, Quebec; and, Morden, Manitoba. For more
information, visit www.3M.ca or follow @3MCanadaCares on Twitter.
SOURCE: 3M Canada Inc.
For further information:
Carla McFarlane, 3M Canada
Phone: 519 451 2500 x 2564