Sir George W. Buckley



George Buckley

Sir George W. Buckley was Chairman, President and CEO of 3M Company from 2005 to 2012. Prior to 3M, since June 2000, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Brunswick Corp., having previously served as President of Mercury Marine Group, Brunswick’s largest division.


Before joining Brunswick in 1997, he was President of the US Electric Motors Division and the Automotive and Precision Motors Division at Emerson Electric Co. in St. Louis, Missouri. He also served as Chief Technology Officer of Emerson’s worldwide group of motor, electronic drives and appliance-related businesses.


Sir George is Chairman of Smiths Group plc and Stanley Black & Decker Inc. In addition, he is a Member of the Board of Directors of PepsiCo and Hitachi. He also sits on the Americas Advisory Board for Deutsche Bank, the Advisory Board for Rothschild North America and the Advisory Board for Schillings.


Sir George is an engineer by training and holds a PhD in electrical engineering along with four honorary Doctorates and approximately 20 patents.


He completed joint studies at the Universities of Southampton and Huddersfield in the United Kingdom, where he was awarded a PhD in Engineering and holds a BSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and an Hon. D.Sc. in Engineering from the University of Huddersfield. He also holds an Hon. D.Sc from the University of Southampton, a Hon. D.Univ. from Sheffield Hallam University and a Hon D.Litt. from St. Thomas University.