Michael Vale, Ph.D.

Executive Vice President, Healthcare Business Group
3M Company

Michael Vale leads 3M’s health care business group, which provides hospitals, doctors and other medical markets with solutions for infection prevention, oral care, drug delivery and food safety.

A 25-year veteran of 3M, Vale previously served as executive vice president of the consumer business group, which includes some of the most iconic 3M brands, including Post-it® and Scotch®. Over the years, his career with 3M has sent him abroad four times for varied roles, including research chemist, manufacturing director, managing director and general manager.

Vale has broad experience in business and organizational management, including product development and commercialization, six sigma, strategic planning, organizational management, brand development, mergers and acquisitions, and operations management.

Vale is a native of Texas and he and his family reside in the Twin Cities. He enjoys running, antiquing, reading science fiction and spending time with his wife and two daughters.

Vale earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Yale University and his doctorate in chemistry from M.I.T. He serves as a member of the board of directors of The Toro Company and is a trustee for the Science Museum of Minnesota.