The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which industrials editor and analyst Brendan Byrnes and technology editor and analyst Andrew Tonner discuss topics across the investing world.

In today's edition, Brendan and Andrew discuss 3M and its change in leadership. CEO George Buckley, despite not wanting to leave, will retire and be replaced by current COO Inge Thulin on June 1. While this doesn't materially change Brendan's opinion of the company -- Thulin is expected to lead the company much the same way Buckley did -- he does think that Buckley deserved to stay on after admirably leading the company through the recession. Where does 3M now rank on Brendan's list of best conglomerates for your portfolio?

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