Hall of Fame

ASC's "Adhesive & Sealant Industry Hall of Fame” honors outstanding individuals who, through their career in the adhesive and sealant industry, have made significant and lasting contributions to the betterment of the industry we represent in North America.

ASC inducts new honorees each year at its Annual Executive Leadership Conference. They are considered "giants" in the adhesive and sealant industry and are a rare and distinguished group of leaders who set a great example for others to follow.

Class of 2022

James J. Owens
President & CEO, H.B. Fuller

Now retired, James J. "Jim" Owens was named president and CEO of H.B. Fuller Company in November 2010, where he led the company’s transformation and profitable growth in its targeted markets. He joined H.B. Fuller on September 2, 2008, as senior vice president of the Americas region. Prior to H.B. Fuller, Owens spent 22 years with National Starch, a division of ICI (Imperial Chemical Industries Limited), in a variety of management positions. These included corporate vice president and general manager of the North American adhesives business; division vice president and general manager, Europe; business director for the pressure sensitive and laminating adhesives business unit; marketing manager; and technical services manager. He also ran the North America adhesives business for Henkel after its acquisition of National Starch. Owens is a former board member and chairman of the Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) and served on the Minnesota Super Bowl LII Host Committee. Owens holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Delaware and a master’s in business administration from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.