– USA, MN – H.B. Fuller Company (NYSE: FUL) today announced the election of Chuck Lauber to its Board as an independent director, effective January 23, 2023.
“I am pleased to welcome Chuck to the H.B. Fuller board of directors. He is an experienced financial leader who has been able to improve profitability while successfully navigating a series of unprecedented challenges. He will bring valuable financial insight as well as a multi-faceted business perspective that will enable us to achieve our growth and profitability goals,” said Board Chairman, Lee Mitau.
CEO Jim Owens added, “Chuck is a highly strategic financial and M&A expert with a proven track record of delivering sound financial strategy. His experience in market development and his ability to successfully integrate business functions and drive aggressive global M&A strategy make him a tremendous asset as we continue to deliver on our growth goals.”
Chuck Lauber will also join the audit committee and the compensation committee.
About Charles T. Lauber
Chuck Lauber was named EVP and CFO of A. O. Smith Corporation in 2019. As CFO, Lauber is responsible for all financial functions of the company, including treasury, controllership, cash management, and investor relations. He also is actively involved in modernizing A. O. Smith’s operational capabilities and ESG (environmental, social, and governance) strategy. Lauber has been integral to the company’s performance for over two decades, having served in financial leadership, operations strategy, and corporate development roles. A versatile executive, Chuck has driven the company’s growth through M&A and was vital to A. O. Smith’s successful expansion in the global water markets, including China and India. As CFO, he has led the charge to increase profit margins and enhance investor confidence, resulting in record earnings. Before joining A. O. Smith, Lauber held several auditing and management positions with Ernst & Young from 1984 to 1999.
“I am really impressed with H.B. Fuller, particularly from a financial standpoint,” said Chuck Lauber. “The team’s ability to consistently drive growth over the past few years during a historically challenging economic period is remarkable. I look forward to sharing my experience leading business strategy for complex global operations to add value to H.B. Fuller’s continued success.”
Chuck Lauber also serves on the board of directors of the National Association of Manufacturers. He holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and his BS in accounting from the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater.
About H.B. Fuller Company:
Since 1887, H.B. Fuller has been a leading global adhesives provider focusing on perfecting adhesives, sealants, and other specialty chemical products to improve products and lives. With fiscal 2021 net revenue of $3.3 billion, H.B. Fuller’s commitment to innovation and sustainable adhesive solutions brings together people, products, and processes that answer and solve some of the world’s biggest challenges. Our reliable, responsive service creates lasting, rewarding connections with customers in electronics, disposable hygiene, medical, transportation, aerospace, clean energy, packaging, construction, woodworking, general industries, and other consumer businesses. And, our promise to our people connects them with opportunities to innovate and thrive.
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