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3M CFO Patrick D. Campbell Announces Retirement; David W. Meline Named CFO


Tuesday, March 15, 2011 10:17 am CDT


ST. PAUL, Minn.

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"David’s financial prowess, technical education and international experience make him a perfect fit for 3M"

ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M today named David W. Meline senior vice president, Finance, and chief financial officer, effective April 1, 2011. Meline, 53, succeeds Patrick D. Campbell, 58, who announced that he will retire May 1, 2011.

“I thank Pat for his extraordinary contributions during his nine years at 3M as CFO. Pat is a world-class CFO who was integral to transforming 3M into a faster-growing and more profitable enterprise. I will miss him a great deal,” said George W. Buckley, 3M chairman, president and chief executive officer.

“David’s financial prowess, technical education and international experience make him a perfect fit for 3M,” Buckley continued, “I have every confidence that he will help 3M achieve new levels of success.”

Meline joined 3M in 2008 as vice president, corporate controller and chief accounting officer. Prior to that, he served General Motors as chief financial officer, North America as well as in positions in Europe, Brazil, Kenya and Korea. Meline was awarded an M.S. in Economics from the London School of Economics, an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Chicago, and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University.

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