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3M restructures into 4 segments

3M Co. will restructure into four business segments from five in a bid to enhance customer focus and value creation.

The revised business structure consists of safety and industrial, transportation and electronics, health care, and consumer. The conglomerate currently divides its businesses into five segments: Consumer, electronics and energy, health care, industrial, and safety and graphics.

3M said the safety and industrial segment will generate an estimated annual revenue of $12 billion, while $10 billion is expected from the transportation and electronics segment. Meanwhile, it anticipates annual revenue of $7 billion from the health care unit and $5 billion from the consumer segment.

The company named Michael Vale as executive vice president of the safety and industrial segment, and Ashish Khandpur as executive vice president of the transportation and electronics segment. Additionally, 3M appointed Mojdeh Poul as executive vice president of the health care division and Paul Keel as vice president of the consumer segment.

James Bauman is retiring as executive vice president of the industrial unit, while Joaquin Delgado is stepping down as executive vice president of the consumer unit.

In addition, the company appointed Denise Rutherford as senior vice president for corporate affairs and 3M China Ltd. Managing Director Stephen Shafer as senior vice president for business development and marketing sales.

3M will begin reporting its financial results according to the revised structure from the second quarter. The leadership appointments are effective April 1.