Industry Loses Former 3M CEO Desi DeSimone

January 20, 2017 Industry Loses Former 3M CEO Desi DeSimone

Livio “Desi” DeSimone, former CEO and chairman of 3M, passed away January 17, 2017. He was 80 years old.

A native of Montreal, Canada, DeSimone joined 3M in 1957 as a process engineer following his graduation from McGill University. He served in various executive positions during the next three decades and was named CEO in 1991, a position he held until his retirement in 2001, The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports.

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