He will be responsible for achievement of steady and profitable growth of business, increase of the volume of sales and market share of 3M on the Russian market of consumer goods and office supplies in all sales channels (retail, office channel, e-commerce). His team will supervise management, sales and marketing in Russia for such worldwide known brands as Post-it®, Scotch®, Command™, Scotch-Brite®, Thinsulate® etc.
One of the key priorities of the department is creation of a portfolio of goods relevant for Russian consumers and for this purpose the team headed by the new director will continue its work on significant reduction of the share of imported goods increasing the volume of sales of locally made products.
Paul has been working for 3M company for 17 years on various positions. Having started his career from the post of trade commissioner in the US and having demonstrated brilliant results, he was appointed on the post of the head of the sales group and afterwards he had various managerial positions in the field of marketing and sales. In December of 2012, Paul moved from the US to Warsaw where he took the post of director for development of business of the department of construction and home arrangement for Central and Eastern Europe.
Paul graduated from Miami University with specialty "Marketing and communications" in 1997 and in 2011 he received МВА degree in University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management.
Previously, the post of director of the business group of consumer goods was occupied by Alexei Shulepov. Since September of this year, he moved to position of director of business group of security and graphics. In his new role Alexei will be curator of operations of such business lines as commercial graphics, means for provision of labor safety, materials for mining industry, road traffic safety systems, solutions for maintenance of premises and protection of buildings, library equipment etc.
Alexei has been working for 3M since 2010. He has vast experience in the field of sales of FMCG, arrangement and development of distributor networks, management of business with retail chain clients and development of production in Russia. During the time of his work for the company Alexei fully reconfigured the structure of retail business of 3M in Russia and united an energetic and creative team around himself, which ensured popularization of various kinds of consumer goods among private individuals and steady growth of sales in the past years and also laid a reliable foundation for future stable development. In 3M company Alexei became "Leader of the year" twice and in 2013 his team was named the best.
Alexei started his career in Wrigley and before coming to 3M he worked for Nestle Russia for more than eight years on various posts in the field of sales and marketing. Alexei got his first higher education in the Volgograd agricultural academy and later he graduated from Stockholm School of Economics Russia in the framework of EMBA program in Management in international corporations.
Paul Johanssen and Alexei Shulepov are members of the Board of Directors of 3M Russia.
Information about 3M company
3M is an international production corporation that unites more than 30 business lines in the field of electronics, energy sector, healthcare, security, industry etc. Throughout a century of the history of company's development their employees have generated new ideas and have integrated them into thousands of new products and technologies that allow making our life more comfortable.
Sales of 3M amount to $31 billion per year and staff consists of 89,000 people in more than 70 countries. For more detailed information about the company visit www.3MRussia.ru site.
Additional information:
Elena Galechenko
3M Russia
E-mail: egalechenko@mmm.com
Tel.: +7 (985) 818 14 46


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