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Steve Heinecke served as a Corporate Scientist at 3M for over 42 years with various engineering and business responsibilities. Steve is the inventor of Tegaderm* transparent dressings – the largest brand in 3M Health Care. He led the development of Tegaderm to the number one transparent dressing globally in over 140 countries.
Steve remains a technical leader with focused efforts in developed and developing markets. With much effort, he facilitated numerous patents in the area of wound and IV dressing products, which have been granted to 3M.
Steve demonstrates leadership in the M&A process globally. He has special expertise in identifying business opportunities, new product pipeline assessment, and manufacturing capabilities. Steve has a keen sense of customer needs.
Steve is also an expert in rapid identification of customer needs, product concept generation, and manufacturing solutions. Steve demonstrates how to continually remain a global leader through competitive assessments and adjustments to product lines.
An expert in global business assessment, business opportunity deep dives, and strategic plan development, Steve has conducted numerous deep dive exercises globally, which have been implemented and are highly successful.
Steve is adept and experienced in negotiating business relationships and partnering opportunities with key related industries.
Currently, Steve conducts independent research on the future of vascular access and distribution. He actively pursues lecturing and teaching opportunities to mentor young scientists to foster creativity and innovation.