3M fires company executive for inappropriate conduct weeks after promotion

WASHINGTON (AP) — 3M has fired prominent executive Michael Vale due to “inappropriate personal conduct and violation of company policy,” the company announced on Monday.

Vale was promoted to group president and chief business and country officer just last month. The news comes just weeks after St. Paul, Minnesota-based maker of Post-it notes, industrial coatings and ceramics announced thousands of job cuts.

In April, the company said that restructing actions were expected to impact about 6,000 positions worldwide — in addition to the reduction of 2,500 manufacturing roles announced in January.

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