Robert E. Brunner

Former Vice President & General Manager, Shakeproof, Anchor, Medalist Divisions at Illinois Tool Works, Inc.

Robert E. Brunner

Robert E. Brunner

Former Vice President & General Manager, Shakeproof, Anchor, Medalist Divisions at Illinois Tool Works, Inc.

Biography

Professional Experience: Mr. Brunner was the Executive Vice President of Illinois Tool Works (ITW), a Fortune 250 global, multi-industrial manufacturer of advanced industrial technology, from 2006 until his retirement in 2012. He previously served ITW as President–Global Auto beginning in 2005 and President–North American Auto from 2003. Education: Mr. Brunner holds a degree in finance from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Baldwin-Wallace University. Public Company Boards: Mr. Brunner currently serves as the non-executive chair of NN, Inc., a global manufacturer of precision bearings and plastic, rubber and metal components, and as a director of Lindsay Corporation, a global manufacturer of irrigation equipment and road safety products. Director Qualifications: Mr. Brunner's experience and leadership with ITW, a diversified manufacturer with a global footprint, provides valuable insight to our Board on strategy, business development, mergers and acquisitions, operations, and international issues.

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6

Birthday

1957

Age

63

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Leggett & Platt, Inc.

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Former President, Electrical Components at Eaton Corporation

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Lindsay Corp.

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President & Chief Operating Officer at Leggett & Platt, Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at NN, Inc.

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Principal at CompaniesWood

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Managing General Partner at Balquita Partners Ltd.

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Former Director-Strategic Planning & Business Development at Crompton Manufacturing Co., Inc.

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Western Industries, Inc.

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Former Vice President & General Manager of Olin Performance Urethanes at Olin Corp.

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Robert E. Brunner
Former Vice President & General Manager, Shakeproof, Anchor, Medalist Divisions at Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
Education
B.S. in Finance

The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is a public research-intensive university in the U.S. state of Illinois. It is the flagship campus of the University of Illinois system. The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is the second oldest public university in the state (after Illinois State University), and is a founding member of the Big Ten Conference. It is considered a Public Ivy and is a member of the Association of American Universities.

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Career History
Vice President & General Manager, Shakeproof, Anchor, Medalist Divisions
1980 - 2012

Illinois Tool Works, Inc. manufactures industrial products and equipment. It operates through the following segments: Automotive OEM, Test & Measurement and Electronics, Food Equipment, Polymers & Fluids, Welding, Construction Products, and Specialty Products. The Automotive OEM segment produces components and fasteners for automotive-related applications. The Test & Measurement and Electronics segment manufactures equipment, consumables, and related software for testing and measuring of materials, structures, gases and fluids. The Food Equipment segment supplies commercial food equipment and provides related services. The Polymers & Fluids segment provides adhesives, sealants, lubrication and cutting fluids, janitorial and hygiene products, and fluids and polymers for auto aftermarket maintenance and appearance. The Welding segment furnishes arc welding equipment, consumables and accessories for a wide array of industrial and commercial applications. The Construction Products segment makes construction fastening systems and truss products. The Specialty Products segment manufacturing beverage packaging equipment and consumables, product coding and marking equipment and consumables, and appliance components and fasteners. The company was founded by Byron L. Smith in 1912 and is headquartered in Glenview, IL.

Chairman, Automotive Division
Prior

Industrial Fasteners Institute manufacture fastners and supplies materials, machinery, equipment and/or engineered services. The firm's products include fastener standards books, reference books, IFI technology connection and technical information. The company was founded in 1931 and is headquartered in Independence, OH.

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Member, Steering Committee, Better Government Council
Prior

Illinois Tool Works, Inc. manufactures industrial products and equipment. It operates through the following segments: Automotive OEM, Test & Measurement and Electronics, Food Equipment, Polymers & Fluids, Welding, Construction Products, and Specialty Products. The Automotive OEM segment produces components and fasteners for automotive-related applications. The Test & Measurement and Electronics segment manufactures equipment, consumables, and related software for testing and measuring of materials, structures, gases and fluids. The Food Equipment segment supplies commercial food equipment and provides related services. The Polymers & Fluids segment provides adhesives, sealants, lubrication and cutting fluids, janitorial and hygiene products, and fluids and polymers for auto aftermarket maintenance and appearance. The Welding segment furnishes arc welding equipment, consumables and accessories for a wide array of industrial and commercial applications. The Construction Products segment makes construction fastening systems and truss products. The Specialty Products segment manufacturing beverage packaging equipment and consumables, product coding and marking equipment and consumables, and appliance components and fasteners. The company was founded by Byron L. Smith in 1912 and is headquartered in Glenview, IL.

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