Harold Wiens

Harold  Wiens
  • BS Mechanical Engineering 1968
Harold Wiens graduated from Michigan Tech with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering in 1968 and started work at the 3M Company, headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Wiens took on managerial responsibilities in 1980, which included six years with 3M Europe and three years as head of 3M's largest international company in Japan. As 3M Company's executive vice president of industrial markets, Wiens led many of 3M's strongest and most innovative businesses. He retired from 3M in February 2006.

He is a board member of the National Association of Manufacturers, including serving as chair of the group's Trade and Technology Committee. He also is a member of QIC, an industry consortium specializing in standards for networking memory backup devices. In addition, he is a Trustee on the Board of Bethel University and also Presbyterian Homes.

Wiens is a member of Michigan Tech's National Advisory Board. He also has been inducted into MTU's Academy of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics, which recognizes the department's outstanding graduates.

Wiens and his wife, Claudia, have 4 grandchildren between the ages of 3 months and 2 years.

Excerpted from Tech Topics (5-03-02)

Updated February 2009