ST. PAUL, MN - H.B. Fuller Co. announced that Barry S. Snyder will join the company as Chief Technology Officer on Oct. 27, 2008. Snyder, of Bryn Mawr, PA, comes to H.B. Fuller from Celanese Corp., where he has served as Global Technology Director for the emulsions/PVOH business unit since 2007. Prior to his time with Celanese, Snyder spent 16 years with Rohm and Haas Co., in a variety of technical, marketing and commercial management positions. These included research strategic planning and leadership responsibilities in the areas of pressure-sensitive adhesives, packaging and converting adhesives, and transportation adhesives. He also held global assignments based in London and Paris.
"We are delighted to welcome Barry to H.B. Fuller to lead our global research and development and product management activities. His educational credentials are impeccable, and he is a proven technology leader who can translate market opportunities into innovative and profitable new products that align with business strategy and needs. His expertise and experience will be invaluable as we continue to implement our customer-centric growth strategy," said Michele Volpi, H.B. Fuller President and Chief Executive Officer.