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David B. Speer

Born: 6-Apr-1951
Birthplace: Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
Died: 17-Nov-2012
Location of death: Chicago, IL
Cause of death: Cancer - unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: CEO of Illinois Tool Works, 2005-12

Father: Richard N. Speer (d.)
Mother: Mary Frances
Sister: Diana Kesler
Sister: Debbie Ruthhart
Sister: DeeDee Williams
Sister: Daphne Turner
Sister: Deane Price
Brother: Richard N. Speer, Jr.
Wife: Barbara Brugenhemke (m. 22-Jun-1974, one son, one daughter)
Son: Blake
Daughter: Sarah Walter

    University: Vanderbilt University (two years, transferred)
    University: BS Industrial Engineering, Iowa State University (1973)
    University: MBA, Northwestern University (1977)

    Illinois Tool Works CEO (2005-12)
    Illinois Tool Works President (2004-05)
    Illinois Tool Works EVP Wilsonart Laminate (2003-04)
    Illinois Tool Works EVP Finishing Systems (1997-2004)
    Illinois Tool Works EVP Global Construction Products (1995-2004)
    Illinois Tool Works (1978-95)
    Member of the Board of Illinois Tool Works (2005-12, as Chairman, 2006-12)
    Member of the Board of Rockwell Automation (2003-12)
    American Management Association
    Bush-Cheney '04
    Chicago Council on Global Affairs
    Chicago Symphony Orchestra Trustee
    Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy
    Economic Club of Chicago
    Executives' Club of Chicago

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