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John R. Hartnett

Executive Vice President

John R. Hartnett is Executive Vice President, Welding of Illinois Tool Works Inc.

Mr. Hartnett joined ITW with the company’s acquisition of Signode in 1986. He held a series of engineering, marketing, and management roles for numerous businesses in Industrial Packaging, including General Manager, Industrial Packaging Australasia. In 2001, he was promoted to Vice President and General Manager of Signode Engineered Products and became Group President of the Global Stretch Packaging businesses in 2007. Mr. Hartnett also served as Group President of the Automotive Aftermarket businesses. Most recently he served as Executive Vice President of the Construction Products segment.

Mr. Hartnett is a member of the Board of Directors of HNI Corporation (NSYE: HNI).

Mr. Hartnett graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and received a master’s in Management from The Kellogg School of Business, Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.