Mike Roman is the chief executive officer of 3M, a $32 billion science-based company that collaborates with customers to improve lives and solve problems around the world.
He became chief executive officer in July 2018, following one year as chief operating officer and executive vice president. In that role, he had direct responsibility for 3M’s five business groups, along with its international operations.
A self-described “3Mer through and through,” Mike has held several other key leadership roles at the company. In 2014, he assumed leadership of 3M’s largest business group, Industrial, which accounts for one-third of 3M’s global sales. Prior to that, Mike served as chief strategist, where he was instrumental in establishing 3M’s future roadmap, known as the 3M Playbook. Throughout his 30-year career at 3M, he has lived and led businesses around the world, including the United States, Europe and Asia. Mike joined 3M in 1988 as a senior design engineer, after five years with the Hughes Aircraft Company.
Mike holds a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota. He’s a member of the University of Minnesota Foundation Board of Trustees, and a proud sports parent. Mike enjoys a variety of outdoor activities, including boating and snowmobiling. As a former “Big” himself, Mike is also a longtime supporter of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, which pairs children with adult mentors.