After graduating from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelors of Chemical Engineering degree in 1981, Scott joined 3M as a Product Development Engineer in the Abrasives Business. He spent 21 years in various R&D functions in the Abrasives Business supporting product development, product engineering, and applied research, in both individual contributor and leadership roles. In addition, Scott spent six years in various Abrasives business roles including Market Management, Platform Management, and Acquisition Integration Management. Scott is a certified Black Belt in both traditional Six Sigma methodology as well as Design for Six Sigma and spent three years leading projects in both areas. For the past seven years Scott has had leadership responsibility within the Abrasives Application Engineering organization, focused on delivering solutions to customers to optimize their processes. Scott’s responsibility for the last 1 ½ years of his seven years in Application Engineering has been leading the global team focused on robotic abrasive processing.