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George Buckley of 3M to Be Honored by Global Business Group

Will receive USCIB’s International Leadership Award at November gala in New York


New York, N.Y., August 18, 2010George W. Buckley, chairman, president and CEO of 3M Company, is to be honored for exemplary leadership by the United States Council for International Business (USCIB), which represents America’s top global companies.  Mr. Buckley will receive USCIB’s International Leadership Award at a November 3 gala dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York.


The event will mark the 30th anniversary of the award, which has been presented most recently to Muhtar Kent of The Coca-Cola Company and Fisk Johnson of S.C. Johnson & Sons, Inc.


George W. Buckley


According to USCIB Chairman Harold McGraw III, chairman, president and CEO of The McGraw-Hill Companies, himself the 2006 recipient of the award, Mr. Buckley has demonstrated decisiveness and vision in laying the foundation for 3M’s future innovation and growth in overseas markets.


“George serves as an inspiring leader for the global business community,” Mr. McGraw said.  “Through his commitment to opening new markets and expanding trade, he embodies the highest values of the United States Council for International Business.”


Prior to being named 3M’s chairman, president and CEO in 2005, Mr. Buckley spent five years as chairman and CEO of Brunswick Corporation.  Previously he served as divisional president with  Emerson Electric Co., and as a divisional managing director with the British Railways Board.  Mr. Buckley is a board member of Stanley Black & Decker and Archer Daniels Midland, and he serves on the board of trustees of the U.S.-China Business Council, the University of St. Thomas and Minnesota Public Radio.  He holds a Ph.D. in engineering from the Universities of Southampton and Huddersfield in the U.K., as well as a B.Sc. in electrical and electronic engineering and an honorary D.Sc. in engineering from the University of Huddersfield.


The annual USCIB award gala draws hundreds of business leaders and dignitaries from government and diplomatic circles.  More information on the event is available at


A recognized leader in research and development, 3M produces thousands of innovative products for dozens of diverse markets. 3M’s core strength is applying its more than 40 distinct technology platforms – often in combination – to a wide array of customer needs.  With $23 billion in sales, 3M employs 75,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 65 countries.  For more information, visit


USCIB promotes open markets, competitiveness and innovation, sustainable development and corporate responsibility, supported by international engagement and prudent regulation.  Its members include top U.S.-based global companies and professional services firms.  With a unique global network encompassing leading international business and employers groups, USCIB provides business views to policy makers and regulatory authorities worldwide, and works to facilitate international trade and investment.  More at



Jonathan Huneke, VP Communications, USCIB

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