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Christopher A. O’Herlihy

President & Chief Executive Officer

Christopher A. O’Herlihy is President & Chief Executive Officer of Illinois Tool Works Inc.

He became President & Chief Executive Officer and was appointed to the Board of Directors effective January 1, 2024. Mr. O’Herlihy joined ITW in 1989 and has served in many roles throughout the Company. He served as Vice Chairman from August 2015 to December 2023. Mr. O’Herlihy was elected Executive Vice President in 2010 with worldwide responsibility for ITW’s Food Equipment segment and before that was Group President, Food Equipment segment Worldwide. Prior to that he served as Group President of the Polymers & Fluids segment.

Mr. O’Herlihy is a member of the Board of Directors for Masco Corporation (NYSE: MAS).

Mr. O’Herlihy graduated with a bachelor’s degree in science from the University College Cork, Ireland and received a master’s degree in science from the University of Massachusetts.

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