Harold J. Wiens

Harold Wiens earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1968, and began his career with 3M as a Process Engineer. In 1980 he was appointed Plant Manager of 3M's manufacturing facility in Camarillo, California, and in 1983 became Manufacturing Manager of 3M's Memory Technologies Group in 3M Europe. From 1989 to 1995, Harold led 3M's growing data storage tape technology business, becoming Division Vice President in 1994. In 1995 he moved to Japan as Executive Vice President of Sumitomo 3M. He returned to the U.S. in 1998, first as Group Vice President and then as Executive Vice President, 3M Industrial Markets. As 3M's Executive Vice President, Industrial Markets, Harold leads many of 3M's oldest, strongest, and most innovative businesses. Harold's ties to MTU remain strong, he serves on the university's National Advisory Board Blue Ribbon Committee and the Michigan Tech National Advisory Board. He also serves as a Director of the National Association of Manufacturers and from 1989 to 1992 was Chairman of QIC Board of Directors.