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John Banovetz, PhD, is a chemist, materials scientist, and business leader with over 25 years’ experience in corporate research and technology development, manufacturing, strategy, innovation, and environmental stewardship.
- Leader in chemical manufacturing, overseeing more than 8,000 researchers world-wide at 3M, a leading industrial, worker safety, health care, and consumer goods manufacturing company.
- Led 3M in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland as Managing Director.
- Trustee of Science Museum of Minnesota and Hamline University.
- Holds multiple patents in polymer science and adhesives.