Lee R. Mitau, Chairman of the Board, Graco Inc. (2002-2006 and 2007-present)
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Mr. Mitau serves as the Chairman of the H.B. Fuller Company Board of Directors. He has been a member of the board since 1996. Mr. Mitau brings to the board extensive public company legal and governance experience. Prior to his retirement in 2013, he held the position of Executive Vice President and General Counsel for U.S. Bancorp, a position he held for 18 years. Previously, he served as Partner at Dorsey & Whitney LLP. He also serves as the Chairman of the Board for Graco, Inc. Mr. Mitau received an undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and a juris doctorate degree from the University of Minnesota.

Daniel L. Florness, President and Chief Executive Officer, Fastenal Company (2016-present)
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Mr. Florness joined the H.B. Fuller Company Board of Directors in 2018. He brings to the board a broad range of financial and management experience, CEO experience, and public company board experience. He currently serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer for Fastenal Company, a position he has occupied since 2016. He previously served as Fastenal’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2002-2015, and Chief Financial Officer from 1996-2002. Prior to joining Fastenal, Mr. Florness served as Senior Manager at KPMG LLP from 1986-1996. Mr. Florness earned an undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin – River Falls.

Thomas W. Handley, Chief Operating Officer for Investment Operations, William H. Gates III and Melinda F. Gates and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust (2019-present)
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Mr. Handley has served on the H.B. Fuller Company Board of Directors since 2010. He brings to our board financial expertise and a valuable operating perspective due to his broad experience in a variety of markets and businesses both domestically and internationally. Mr. Handley currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer for Cascade Asset Management Company, which manages the financial assets of the William H. Gates III and the Melinda F. Gates and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Trust. Previously, he held various senior executive positions for Ecolab, Inc., including Chief Operating Officer from 2012 until his retirement in 2019, as well as various management positions with the Procter & Gamble Company from 1981-2003. He also sits on the board of directors for Republic Services, Inc. Mr. Handley graduated from Claremont McKenna College and earned his MBA from the University of Chicago.

Michael J. Happe
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Mr. Happe joined the H.B. Fuller Board of Directors in 2021. He brings to the board strong leadership skills and strategic vision as well as a passion for focusing on people in order to drive company success and growth. He serves as Chief Executive Officer of Winnebago Industries, a position he has held since 2016. Prior to joining Winnebago, he served as the executive officer and group vice president at The Toro Company. During his 19 years at Toro, he held a series of senior leadership positions across a variety of domestic and international businesses. Mr. Happe serves on the Winnebago Industries board of directors, and he is active in several community, academic, and industry initiatives and boards, including the Carlson School of Management Board of Overseers. He earned his MBA from the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management, and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas.

Ruth S. Kimmelshue, Corporate Senior Vice President, Business Operations & Supply Chain, Cargill, Incorporated (2015-present)
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Ms. Kimmelshue has been a director on the H.B. Fuller Company Board of Directors since 2017. She brings to our board a depth of experience in leading successful global businesses, coupled with her extensive experience in operations and supply chain. She currently serves as the Corporate Senior Vice President, Animal Nutrition and Health, at Cargill, a position she has held since 2021. Prior to her current role, she has held numerous leadership roles with Cargill over the past 20 years, as well as various positions at Continental Grain, which was acquired by Cargill in 1999. Mrs. Kimmelshue holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations and a master's degree in agricultural economics from Stanford University.

James J. Owens, President and Chief Executive Officer
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Mr. Owens has served on the H.B. Fuller Company Board of Directors since 2010. He brings to the board his extensive experience in the global adhesives industry. He currently serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer at H.B. Fuller, a position he has held since 2010. Previously, he held the roles of Senior Vice President, Americas, in 2010, and Senior Vice President, North America, from 2008-2010. Prior to joining H.B. Fuller, he held a variety of management positions with National Starch, now Henkel Corporation, for 22 years, including Senior Vice President, Corporate Vice President and General Manger, and Vice President and General Manager of Europe, Middle East, and Africa. He also serves as a board member for the National Association of Manufacturers, the American Chemistry Council, Donaldson Company, Inc.and on the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Business Board of Overseers and Executive Education Advisory Board. Mr. Owens earned his undergraduate in chemical engineering from the University of Delaware and his MBA from Wharton Business School.

Teresa (Terry) J. Rasmussen
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Ms. Rasmussen joined the H.B. Fuller Board of Directors in 2020. She brings to the board world-class leadership and business acumen with experience in organizational transformation. She serves as President and Chief Executive Officer at Thrivent, a position she has held since 2018. Over the course of her career, Ms. Rasmussen has served in a variety of executive roles, including Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Senior Lawyer with American Express, as well as Attorney for Northeast Securities Corporation, Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly LLP, and the U.S. Department of Justice. She is a member of the boards at Thrivent, the American Council of Life Insurers, and the Walker Art Center. Ms. Rasmussen holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Minnesota at Moorhead and a juris doctorate from the University of North Dakota.

Srilata (Sri) A. Zaheer
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Dr. Srilata (Sri) Zaheer joined the H.B. Fuller Company Board of Directors in 2022. She brings to the board deep experience in international business strategy and strong networks in China and India, both important growth markets for H.B. Fuller. She also has a deep understanding of developing robust corporate social responsibility strategies and programs that complement our ESG (environmental, social, and governance) efforts. She currently serves as the Dean of the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, a position she has held since 2012. She also serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve of Minneapolis, and as a Charter Trustee of Hamilton College. She received her Ph.D. from MIT’s Sloan School of Management, a Corporate Director’s Certificate from Harvard Business School, an MBA equivalent from the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad, and a bachelor’s degree in physics from Madras University.