Steven C. Webster

Senior Fellow & Honeywell/Edson W. Spencer Chair in Technology Management at University of Minnesota - Technological Leadership Institute at College of Science and Engineering

Steven C. Webster

Steven C. Webster

Senior Fellow & Honeywell/Edson W. Spencer Chair in Technology Management at University of Minnesota - Technological Leadership Institute at College of Science and Engineering

Biography

Steven Webster

Honeywell/Edson W. Spencer Chair in Technology Management
Senior Fellow

Steve spent 31 years with the 3M Company, the last 12 as a corporate vice president. His final position before retirement was vice president, research and technology commercialization for 3M's Display and Graphics business. In that role he had responsibility for about 1000 technical professionals worldwide, setting technology strategy and guiding key programs for a global business, and directly leading laboratories in Minneapolis, Austin, and Singapore. He previously led the global deployment of Six Sigma for 3M, and has held R&D leadership roles in display technology, optical films, telecommunications, data storage and optical recording. Steve has extensive experience in development programs with major electronics industry OEM's in the U.S. and Asia. Prior to joining 3M, Steve was a member of technical staff at Bell Laboratories. Mr. Webster holds a B.S. in electrical engineering and an M.S. in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He did additional graduate work in computer communications software and VLSI at Columbia University. He presently serves on the Board of Directors of the Guthrie Theater and Communications Systems, Inc., a publicly-traded company. He is also a mentor/instructor and on the steering committee for the Undergraduate Practice Opportunities Program (UPOP) in the MIT School of Engineering.
Education

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Awards

Desh & Jaishree Deshpande Award for contributions to the MIT Undergraduate Practice Opportunities Program

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Number of Boards

4

Birthday

1957

Age

64

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Director at Guthrie Theater Foundation

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Vice Chairman at University of St. Thomas - Minnesota

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Senior Fellow at University of Minnesota - Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs

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Former Head, Retail & Foodservice Products at Cargill, Inc.

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Lifetime Member, Board of Directors at Guthrie Theater

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Former Vice President, Communications at Honeywell, Inc.

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Cowles Media Co.

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Lifetime Member, Board of Directors at Guthrie Theater

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Member, President's Council at The Minnesota Opera Co.

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Co-Founder at Terra Valentine

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Steven C. Webster
Senior Fellow & Honeywell/Edson W. Spencer Chair in Technology Management at University of Minnesota - Technological Leadership Institute at College of Science and Engineering
Education
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Started 1974

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. MIT has five schools and one college, containing a total of 32 academic departments, with a strong emphasis on scientific, engineering, and technological education and research. Founded in 1861 in response to the increasing industrialization of the United States, the institute used a polytechnic university model and stressed laboratory instruction. MIT was elected to the Association of American Universities in 1934.

Graduate Work in Computer Communications Software & VLSI

Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.

Career History
Head, Global Deployment of Six Sigma
Prior

3M Co. is a technology company, which manufactures industrial, safety and consumer products. It operates through the following segments: Safety and Industrial, Transportation and Electronics, Health Care, and Consumer. The Safety and Industrial segment consists of personal safety, industrial adhesives and tapes, abrasives, closure and masking systems, electrical markets, automotive aftermarket, and roofing granules. The Transportation and Electronics segment consists of electronics, automotive and aerospace, commercial solutions, advanced materials, and transportation safety. The Health Care segment includes medical and surgical supplies, skin health and infection prevention products, oral care solutions, separation and purification sciences, health information systems, inhalation and transdermal drug delivery systems, and food safety products. The Electronics & Energy segment involves in the optical films solutions for electronic displays, packaging and interconnection devices; insulating and splicing solutions; touch screens and touch monitors; renewable energy component solutions; and infrastructure protection products. The Consumer segment products includes office supply products, stationery products, home improvement products, home care products, protective material products, certain consumer retail personal safety products, and consumer health care products. The company was founded by Henry S. Bryan, Hermon W. Cable, John Dwan, William A. McGonagle and J. Danley Budd in 1902 and is headquartered in St. Paul, MN.

Senior Fellow & Honeywell/Edson W. Spencer Chair in Technology Management
Current
Technical Staff
1979 - 1981

Bell Laboratories, Inc. manufactures rodent control products. It has developed products such as rodenticides, tamper-resistant bait stations, non-poisonous glue boards, and mechanical mousetraps to control rats. The company was founded by Malcolm Stack in 1974 and is headquartered in Madison, WI.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
2017 - Current

Communications Systems, Inc. provides physical connectivity infrastructure and services for global deployments of broadband networks. Focusing on innovative, cost-effective solutions, CSI provides customers the ability to deliver, manage, and optimize their broadband network services and architecture. From the integration of fiber optics in any application and environment to efficient home voice and data deployments to optimization of data and application access, CSI provides the tools for maximum utilization of the network from the edge to the user. With partners and customers in over 100 countries, CSI has built a reputation as a reliable global innovator focusing on quality and customer service.

Director
Current

Guthrie Theater Foundation is an American center for theater performance, production, education and professional training. The company was founded in May 7, 1963 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN.

Member, Board of Directors
Current

Founded in 1963, The Guthrie Theater is dedicated to producing the great works of dramatic literature, developing the work of contemporary playwrights and cultivating the next generation of theater artists. The Guthrie Theater engages exceptional theater artists in the exploration of both classic and contemporary plays, connecting the community we serve to one another and to the world. Through its extraordinary artists, staff and facility, the Guthrie is committed to the people of Minnesota and, from its place rooted deeply in the Twin Cities, influences the field as a leading 21st-century arts organization.

Member, Steering Committee
Tenure Unconfirmed

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. MIT has five schools and one college, containing a total of 32 academic departments, with a strong emphasis on scientific, engineering, and technological education and research. Founded in 1861 in response to the increasing industrialization of the United States, the institute used a polytechnic university model and stressed laboratory instruction. MIT was elected to the Association of American Universities in 1934.

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2018

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. MIT has five schools and one college, containing a total of 32 academic departments, with a strong emphasis on scientific, engineering, and technological education and research. Founded in 1861 in response to the increasing industrialization of the United States, the institute used a polytechnic university model and stressed laboratory instruction. MIT was elected to the Association of American Universities in 1934.

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2017

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. MIT has five schools and one college, containing a total of 32 academic departments, with a strong emphasis on scientific, engineering, and technological education and research. Founded in 1861 in response to the increasing industrialization of the United States, the institute used a polytechnic university model and stressed laboratory instruction. MIT was elected to the Association of American Universities in 1934.

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