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David C. Parry

David Parry served as vice chairman of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW) from 2010 until his retirement in April of 2017. Prior to that, he served as the executive vice president of ITW with responsibility for the Polymers and Fluids Group. During 18 years of executive and management experience in various senior management positions at ITW, Mr. Parry successfully grew the operations and profitability of multiple businesses and helped ITW complete numerous acquisitions. He received a bachelor of science in chemistry, a master of science in chemistry, and a doctor of philosophy (PhD) in polymer chemistry from Victoria University of Manchester in Manchester, England. Mr. Parry is a director of Celanese Corporation and Meritor, Inc.