H.B. Fuller Names Hassan H. Rmaile as Chief Technology and Innovation Officer

Oct 22, 2012, 08:30 ET from H.B. Fuller Company

ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- H.B. Fuller Company (NYSE: FUL) announced today that Hassan H. Rmaile will join the company as chief technology and innovation officer on October 29. Rmaile, of Wilmington, Del., comes to H.B. Fuller from Ashland Incorporated, where he most recently served as vice president of R&D platforms in the company's Specialty Ingredients commercial unit. He also recently co-led the integration of the technology groups as part of the ISP acquisition by Ashland. Prior to that, he served in roles of increasing responsibility, including global business director of regulated industries (Pharmaceuticals, Food and Personal Care) and global industry manager, Pharmaceuticals, at Ashland Aqualon Functional Ingredients. Hassan joined Ashland as part of the Hercules Incorporated acquisition in 2008.

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Rmaile's strong, global leadership experience includes: managing platform developments that supported the growth strategy, research and development, process engineering, global product management and coordinating the leadership of 20 global labs. He holds a PhD in Chemistry from Florida State University, a MBA in Finance from the University of Delaware and a BS in Chemistry from the American University of Beirut.

"We are delighted to welcome Hassan to H.B. Fuller to lead our global research and development and product management activities. He is a proven technology and business leader who will play an instrumental role in the execution of our strategy, which leverages innovation to drive sustainable, profitable growth," said Jim Owens, H.B. Fuller president and chief executive officer.

About H.B. Fuller Company:

For 125 years, 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. Recognized for unmatched technical support and innovation, H.B. Fuller brings knowledge and expertise to help its customers find precisely the right formulation for the right performance. With fiscal 2011 net revenue of $1.6 billion, H.B. Fuller serves customers in packaging, hygiene, general assembly, paper converting, woodworking, construction, automotive and consumer businesses. For more information, visit us at www.hbfuller.com and subscribe to our blog.

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