3M has named Frank Little executive vice president of 3M's Safety and Graphics business. In this role, Little will oversee more than 40 major platforms, including respiratory protection, hearing protection, fall protection, passive fire protection, protective eyewear, head and face protection, reflective materials and graphics for traffic control and guidance, commercial hand and floor pads, and other adjacent solutions.
Little has held leadership positions in a number of 3M organizations, including vice president and general manager, Electronic Solutions Division; managing director, 3M Korea; and most recently, vice president and general manager, Personal Safety Division.
"Innovation is part of our DNA and key to the continued growth of 3M's Safety and Graphics group. We are here to enhance our customers' businesses for their success," said Little. "3M has a presence in more than 100 countries and works closely with businesses and organizations to discuss emerging technology and the need for globally harmonized standards."
Following Frank Little's appointment, 3M named Ashish Khandpur vice president and general manager, Personal Safety Division, Safety and Graphics Business, effective Jan. 1. Khandpur was previously vice president, Research and Development, Industrial Business. While at 3M, Khandpur has held research and leadership positions in several 3M organizations, including the Adhesive Technologies Center, Office Supplies Division, and the Industrial and Transportation Business. Khandpur notes, "We are seeing tremendous progress in health and safety regulations around the world, and are poised to leverage 3M's 40 years of experience in personal safety equipment to further protect people from safety risks."About 3M
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About 3M Personal Safety Division
3M offers a comprehensive, diverse portfolio of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) solutions providing respiratory protection, hearing protection, fall protection, reflective materials for high-visibility apparel, protective clothing, protective eyewear, head and face protection, welding helmets, and other adjacent products and solutions, such as tactical safety equipment, detection, monitoring equipment, protective communications equipment and compliance management. Visit www.3M.com/PPESafety or http://m.3m.com/PPESafety. You can also follow 3M's Personal Safety Division on Twitter at https://twitter.com/3MSafetyUS.