3M begins leadership search

1 July 2005 – St Paul (MN): 3M director Vance Coffman is to lead a selection committee to find a successor for Jim McNerney.

A possible candidate from inside 3M is SVP and CFO Patrick Campbell.

Executive-search professionals say it is more likely that the company will recruit externally. Candidates include CEO of Emerson Electric David Farr.

3M director Robert Morrison is serving as interim chairman and CEO.