Poul joined Maplewood, Minnesota-based 3M (NYSE:MMM) in 2011 as the global business VP of critical and chronic care solutions. She later became VP and general manager of the company’s food safety business and president of numerous 3M divisions, including infection prevention, 3M Canada, and safety and graphics.
As a result of her retirement, 3M named Jeff Lavers as her interim replacement, according to a disclosure filed with the SEC yesterday. Lavers is the group president of consumer business and will lead the health care group while the company searches for a new group president.
Prior to his consumer business group role, Lavers led 3M’s automotive and aerospace solutions divisions in the transportation and electronics business group. He also led the oral care business within the health care business group. Lavers has been with the company since 1987 and has held numerous roles with increasing responsibilities.