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Our Leaders

Performing to Our Full Potential Requires Great ITW Leaders

Leading with our values – trust, integrity, respect, shared risk and simplicity – our leadership team fosters the ITW Business Model and champions our decentralized, entrepreneurial culture.

With their unique expertise and diverse backgrounds, our leaders drive collaboration, embrace autonomy and deliver great results in order to position ITW as one of the world’s best-performing, highest-quality and most-respected companies.


Scott Santi

E. Scott Santi

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer 

Norman Finch Jr

Norman D. Finch Jr.

Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary

Lei Schlitz

Lei Zhang Schlitz

Executive Vice President

John Hartnett

John R. Hartnett

Executive Vice President

Sharon Szafranski

Sharon A. Szafranski

Executive Vice President

Axel Beck

Axel R.J. Beck

Executive Vice President

Michael Larsen

Michael M. Larsen

Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Michael Zimmerman

Michael R. Zimmerman

Executive Vice President

Kenneth Escoe

T. Kenneth Escoe

Executive Vice President

Katie Lawler

Mary K. ("Katie") Lawler

Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer