Mark Grenfell

MBA Instructor


Energetic and communicative program manager experienced with technical development, new product commercialization, strategic planning, operational planning, and brand marketing. Education includes BS in Mechanical Engineering, MS in Chemical Engineering and MBA. The combination of business and engineering skills provide the tools to teach quantitative, leadership and management classes. Also experienced with IP via patents, JDAs, BDAs, and other collaborative business arrangements.

Master of Business Administration
Augsburg College, 2007

Master of Science, Chemical Engineering
Michigan State University, 1985
Thesis: Enhanced Water Adsorption Rates in the Presence of High Voltage DC Electric Fields

Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Minor
Kettering University, 1982

Adjunct Faculty, St. Catherine University, 2015–Present

Project Manager, 3M Co., 2012–Present

  • Lead new product commercialization activities on 3 separate product lines and continue to do so. These are large commercialization efforts across multiple boundaries and often involve government contracts.

Global Business and Marketing Manager, 3M Co., 10 years

  • 3M Golden Step Award Winner
  • Recipient of the 3M Global Sales and Marketing Professionalism Award, “Scotchgard™ Brand Licensing for Ophthalmic Lenses”

Product Development Engineer, 3M Co., 14 years

  • 18 US patents with commensurate global filings
  • Significant new product commercialization experience
  • Licensed Professional Engineer, Minnesota, Chemical Discipline, License No. 20688
  • Textbook Contribution: Contributing author to Fluoropolymers 2--Properties, Plenum Publishers, authored Chapter 6,”Novel Solvent and Dispersant Systems for Fluoropolymers and Silicones,” pp. 111-120, 1999, ISBN 0-306-46061-0
  • Numerous Conference Publications and Presentations
    • International CFC Conference, 3 papers
    • Medical Design and Manufacturing Show, 2 papers
  • Research Disclosure: “Hydrofluoroethers as Fluoromonomer Reaction Media,” February 1999.

Process Control Engineer, 3M Co., 3 years

Manufacturing Engineer, General Motors Corporation, 2 years