H.B. Fuller Company, St. Paul, Minn., announced that Al Stroucken, chairman, president and chief executive officer, has resigned, effective December 1, to pursue a new opportunity with a Fortune 500 company.

Succeeding Stroucken as president and CEO of H.B. Fuller is Michele Volpi, currently group president and general manager of the organization's Global Adhesives business group. Volpi will also join the H.B. Fuller board of directors. Lee Mitau, executive vice president and general counsel, U.S. Bancorp, and independent director of H.B. Fuller since 1996, has been elected non-executive chairman of the board.