LONDON, ON, Sept. 10, 2018 /CNW/ - 3M Canada today announced the appointment of Lars Hanseid as President and General Manager, effective July 1, 2018.
Hanseid will lead 3M Canada through its continued digital and commercial transformation journey, and will help the company deliver on its commitment to use science to advance every company, enhance every home and improve every life.
"Our team in Canada plays a pivotal role in using science to solve real world problems – from the exploration that takes place at our research and development laboratories, to the eight manufacturing locations across the country where we turn ideas into reality using sustainable processes and clean technologies," said Lars Hanseid, 3M Canada's new President and General Manager.
"This is an exciting moment to be leading 3M Canada, as we combine science with the latest technology to better enable our customers to successfully achieve their business goals," he added.
Hanseid brings 30 years of international experience at 3M to the role, most recently as VP of the Central East Europe, Middle East and Africa area. A finance and operations expert, Hanseid has held a variety of management and executive roles at 3M in Norway, Belgium, Denmark, Poland, Russia, and the U.S. He has focused on a broad number of operational management functions such as administration, finance, HR, IT and supply chain.
Early in his career, he was instrumental in setting up 3M operations in East Europe, including Russia, shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Later, he served as the first managing director of the Nordic region and went on to establish a Global Service Centre for 3M EMEA in Poland.
Hanseid succeeds the former 3M Canada President and General Manager, Mojdeh Poul, who is now Executive Vice President of 3M's Safety and Graphics Business Group.
Hanseid holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration and an MBA in Finance from Michigan State University. He has earned a Master Black Belt in Six Sigma while at 3M.
At 3M, we apply science in collaborative ways to improve lives daily. With $30 billion in sales, our 90,000 employees connect with customers all around the world. Established in 1951, 3M Canada was one of the first international subsidiaries opened by 3M with the head office and original manufacturing site in London, Ontario where approximately 800 of the company's 1,900 employees work. Learn more about 3M's creative solutions to the world's problems at www.3M.ca or on Twitter @3M_Canada.
SOURCE 3M Canada Company
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