The Carlson School will welcome H.B. Fuller President and CEO Jim Owens at the next "1st Tuesday Speaker Series." Owens will present "Connecting the World's Greatest Ideas" on September 2, at 11:30 a.m. at McNamara Alumni Center.

Owens has served as president and CEO of H.B. Fuller Company since 2010, where he is leading the company's transformation and profitable growth in its targeted markets. He joined H.B. Fuller in 2008 as senior vice president of the Americas region, directing all aspects of the company's operations in its largest region.

Prior to H.B. Fuller, Owens spent 22 years with National Adhesives, a division of Imperial Chemical Industries Limited, in a variety of management positions. These included corporate vice president and general manager of the North American adhesives business; division vice president and general manager, Europe; business director for the pressure sensitive and laminating adhesives business unit; marketing manager; and technical services manager. He also led the North America adhesives business for Henkel after its acquisition of National Adhesives.

Owens holds a BS in chemical engineering from the University of Delaware, and an MS in business administration from Wharton Business School. He also serves on the Carlson School of Management Board of Overseers and Executive Education Advisory Board.