ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- H.B. Fuller Company (NYSE: FUL) today announced that Dante C. Parrini was elected as an independent member to its board of directors, effective immediately. Parrini's position expands the board to nine directors, eight of whom are independent. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110215/CG49203LOGO) Parrini is currently chairman, president and CEO of P.H. Glatfelter Company (NYSE: GLT), a $1.6 billion global supplier of specialty papers and fiber-based engineered materials. "I am pleased to welcome Dante to the H.B. Fuller board of directors," said Lee Mitau, chairman, H.B. Fuller board of directors. "He brings with him a keen understanding of how to create a dynamic, market-facing business model, and he has made significant progress at Glatfelter to reposition the company and benefit its shareholders." Parrini has been president and chief executive officer of Glatfelter since January 2011 and chairman of the board since May 2011. Prior to that, he served as executive vice president and chief operating officer from February 2005 until December 2010. Parrini joined Glatfelter in 1997 and has held various executive positions responsible for the company's operations, sales and marketing. Prior to joining Glatfelter, Parrini held sales management positions at A.W. Chesterton Company in Stoneham, Mass., and Premier Industrial Corporation in Cleveland, Ohio. "During his career with Glatfelter, Dante has distinguished himself as a strong and trusted business leader," said Jim Owens, H.B. Fuller president and chief executive officer. "He has a breadth of leadership experience, including worldwide operations, international and domestic sales, marketing, new product development, global supply chain, information technology and corporate program management. I am confident he will be a tremendous support to delivering our growth strategy." "H.B. Fuller has a strong focus on delivering value-added solutions for its customers," said Parrini. "I am pleased to be able to share my marketing and sales experience and enable the company to gain further market share and to achieve its global growth and profit improvement goals."