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H.B. Fuller

#2885

Rank

$4.25B

MarketCap US

US United States

Country

Summary
H.B. Fuller Company, together with its subsidiaries, formulates, manufactures, and markets adhesives, sealants, coatings, polymers, tapes, encapsulants, additives, and other specialty chemical products worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Hygiene, Health and Consumable Adhesives; Engineering Adhesives; and Construction Adhesives. The Hygiene, Health and Consumable Adhesives segment produces and supplies specialty industrial adhesives such as, thermoplastic, thermoset, reactive, and water-based and solvent-based products for applications in various markets, including food and beverage containers, flexible packaging, consumer goods, package integrity and re-enforcement, and non-durable goods; corrugation, folding carton, tape and label, paper converting, envelopes, books, multi-wall bags, sacks, and tissue and towel; disposable diapers, feminine care, and medical garments; and health and beauty. The Engineering Adhesives segment produces and supplies high performance industrial adhesives such as reactive, light cure, two-part liquids, silicone, polyurethane, film, and fast cure products to the appliances and filters, windows, doors and wood flooring, and textile, transportation, electronics, medical, clean energy, aerospace and defense, appliance, heavy machinery, and insulating glass markets. The Construction Adhesives segment provides products used for tile setting, commercial roofing, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning and insulation applications, as well as caulks and sealants for the consumer market and professional trade. The company sells its products directly through distributors and retailers. H.B. Fuller Company was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

History

The company was founded in 1887 by Harvey Benjamin Fuller as a one-man wallpaper-paste shop. Initially incorporated as the Fuller Manufacturing Company, in 1915 the company reincorporated as the H.B. Fuller Company.

Elmer Andersen, who later became governor of Minnesota, served as the company's CEO in the 1940s.

After beginning his political career, he became a part-time company president, though Andersen remained involved with the company for many years, stepping down as chairperson in 1992. H.B. Fuller became a publicly held company in 1968.


Mission
H.B. Fuller’s mission, to be a leading worldwide formulator, manufacturer and marketer of technology driven specialty chemical products and related services and solutions; coupled with our beliefs. We embrace a shared set of ideals that direct the way we operate and express our fundamental beliefs about how we will achieve success.

Vision
We inspire essential progress in the world, brought to life by our shared human ambition.

Key Team

Mr. Muhammad Shahbaz Malik (Sr. VP of Global Construction Adhesives)

Ms. Celeste Beeks Mastin (Pres, CEO & Director)

Ms. Heidi Weiler (VP of Corp. Financial Strategy)

Mr. Nathanial D. Weaver (VP of HR & Communications)

Ms. Heather A. Campe (Sr. VP of International Growth)

Ms. Barbara J. Doyle (VP of Investor Relations)

Mr. Timothy J. Keenan (VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec.)


Recognition and Awards
H.B. Fuller has been recognized around the world for evident leadership in integrating sustainability into their business strategy, including being named to Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens list for seven years, and the World’s Most Ethical Companies list for five consecutive years .

References
H.B. Fuller
Leadership team

Mr. John J. Corkrean (Exec. VP & CFO)

Mr. Zhiwei Cai (Exec. VP of Engineering Adhesives)

Mr. Theodore M. Clark (Strategic Advisor)

Products/ Services
Automotive, Manufacturing
Number of Employees
1,000 - 20,000
Headquarters
Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Established
1887
Company Registration
SEC CIK number: 0000039368
Net Income
100M - 500M
Revenue
Above - 1B
Traded as
FUL
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