3M Forms Renewable Energy Division

3M has announced the formation of a new Renewable Energy Division. This organization will enable 3M to maximize the company’s technologies, products and responsiveness to the fast-changing renewable energy industry, the company said.

The products created and marketed by the new division will include some that are currently sold to the industry, new-to-the-world products invented for the renewable energy market and products adapted from existing technologies including solar energy, wind energy, geothermal and biofuel product solutions such as films, tapes, coatings, encapsulants, sealants and adhesives that help reduce the cost of renewable energy.

The division falls within 3M’s Industrial and Transportation Business and will focus on Energy Generation and Energy Management. In conjunction with the formation of the new division, 3M appointed Michael Roman as vice president and general manager, 3M Renewable Energy Division, to lead the new business. Roman currently is the vice president of Business Development, Optical Systems Division, Asia.

“3M’s new operation will serve the renewable energy market globally and bring the best products and technologies from a single source to customers worldwide,” Roman said. “3M’s leadership will spread the company’s next-generation products to the global marketplace where customers will reap the benefits of having one face that can provide proven solutions, when the need is of the utmost importance.”

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