The Buckley Lecture

Shaping Management

Start Date: 24 Mar 2020

Start Time: 5:30 PM

End Time: 7:00 PM

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Venue: University of Huddersfield Queensgate , Huddersfield , HD1 3DH › View map

Managing Innovation

The Inaugural Buckley Lecture is held in association with CMI and the University of Huddersfield.


5:30pm - Registration

6:00pm - Buckley Lecture followed by Q&A

7:00pm - Thanks and Close


Buckley Lecture

Sir George W 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, Chairman of Stanley Black & Decker Inc. and Chairman of eGym GmbH. In addition, he is a Member of the Board of Directors of Hitachi and he also sits on 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, aHon. D.Univ. from Sheffield Hallam University and aHon D.Litt. from St. Thomas University

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