Mary Beth Siddons

2013 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient


Mary Beth joined ITW in April 2009 as Group President with over 15 years’ experience in senior management positions.  As President of the Food Equipment Group Service organization, Mary Beth is responsible for creating the strategic direction by driving innovation and sound  planning.  Prior to coming to ITW, Mary Beth served as the President of Snap-on Business Solutions and the President of Snap-on Diagnostics, both divisions of Snap-on, Inc., Kenosha  Wisconsin.  At Snap-on, she held the positions of Director, Product Management, Diagnostics; Director, Worldwide  Product Strategy; Vice President , Marketing-Diagnostics; and Vice President,  Global Operations.  During her 17 years at Snap-on, Mary Beth led the engineering and development of over 25 new products (diagnostics & software) and marketing programs that resulted in Snap-on winning prestigious industry product and marketing awards.  In addition, Mary Beth was awarded a United States Patent in 2007 for Distributed Diagnostics.

Mary Beth has lived in the northwest suburbs of Chicago for 34 years, is a graduate of Northern Illinois University, Keller Graduate School of Management and post graduate studies at Kellogg Graduate School-Northwestern University.  She also serves on the boards of Make A Wish Foundation of Illinois, Brazeway, Inc. in Adrian, MI and Spatz Laboratories in Oxnard, CA.  She is frequently requested to speak at various institutions including Kellogg Graduate School-Women’s Leadership Program and Rutgers University.