Jim Owens, CEO and President of H.B. Fuller.
Oct 17, 2018

Successful M&A Integrations Are Led by High-Performance Teams

Don’t miss the opportunity to listen to Jim Owens, H.B. Fuller’s President and CEO, discuss how building and supporting high-performance teams is critical to successful post-merger integration. Join Jim on Wednesday, October 17, at the 2018 Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) Executive Leadership Conference, at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples, Florida.

H.B. Fuller has made 12 strategic acquisitions of adhesives manufacturers over the past decade. They represent niche market technology to large, global players, like Royal Adhesives & Sealants. During Jim’s talk, he will focus on the importance of building a high-performance team and will discuss what that looks like within H.B. Fuller’s global structure. He will address how planning and a strong culture of accountability is driving international business success in a range of markets around the world.


We have built a solid post-merger process that support H.B. Fuller's ongoing transformation.

The annual ASC Executive Leadership Conference is a must attend annual leadership conference that delivers high value programming while delivering opportunities to connect suppliers to adhesives and sealants formulators. This 3-day event will bring together thought-provoking speakers who will share their views on the future, allow time for one-on-one dialogue, peer networking, and learning new approaches to management issues. As the industry’s top executives come together to engage with leaders and innovators, they will together FOCUS ON THE FUTURE!

James J. Owens was named president and CEO of H.B. Fuller Company in November 2010, where he is leading the company’s transformation and profitable growth in its targeted markets. He joined H.B. Fuller in 2008, as senior vice president of the Americas region, directing all aspects of the company’s operations in its largest region. Prior to H.B. Fuller, Owens spent 22 years with National Adhesives, a division of ICI (Imperial Chemical Industries Limited), in a variety of management positions.  Owens is a board member of Donaldson Company, Inc., and serves on the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Business Board of Overseers and its Executive Education Advisory Board. A former board member of ASC, Owens served from 2008 until 2010 as chairman and from 2006 until 2008 as treasurer.

The Adhesive and Sealant Council delivers career education, innovation collaboration, community knowledge sharing and a unified industry voice. Together, we accelerate the adoption of adhesives and sealants to strengthen our member businesses.

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