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Cindy Kent Named President and GM of DDSD



Cindy Kent Named President and General Manager of
3M Drug Delivery Systems

ST. PAUL, MN – DATE, 2014 – 3M Drug Delivery Systems announces the appointment of Cindy R. Kent as its new president and general manager. She succeeds James Ingebrand, who was recently named president and general manager of 3M ESPE, 3M’s dental division.   

Kent most recently served as the Vice President of Strategy, Business Development and US Medical Key Accounts for 3M Healthcare. Prior to joining 3M, she was Vice President and General Manager of the Gastro/Urology Therapies Business Unit of Medtronic, Inc. and has held a number of roles at Eli Lilly in manufacturing, human resources, sales, and marketing, giving her broad expertise in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries.

“In this new role, I’m excited to have a wealth of feedback from our customers on which we can base our vision and work towards future opportunities,” said Kent. “Customers have let us know that they feel we add value because of our outstanding quality and our technical expertise, both in manufacturing and on the scientific front, and I want to continue building on that trusted reputation.”

Kent is a 2013 Aspen Institute Henry Crown Fellow. She holds a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering and Management Science from Northwestern University, as well as an M.B.A. in Marketing and a Master’s in Divinity, both from Vanderbilt University.

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About 3M Drug Delivery Systems

3M Drug Delivery Systems partners with pharmaceutical and biotech companies to develop and manufacture pharmaceutical products using 3M's inhalation, transdermal or microneedle drug delivery technology. 3M offers a full range of feasibility, development and manufacturing capabilities to help bring products to market. Regulatory expertise, quality assurance, operations, marketed product support and other in-house resources are available for each step of the development and commercialization process. For more information, please visit or call 1-800-643-8086.

About 3M

3M captures the spark of new ideas and transforms them into thousands of ingenious products. Our culture of creative collaboration inspires a never-ending stream of powerful technologies that make life better. 3M is the innovation company that never stops inventing. With $31 billion in sales, 3M employs 89,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 70 countries. For more information, visit or follow @3MNews on Twitter.


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3M Contacts:    

Michael Gugala 
Karwoski & Courage
(612) 342-9604

Mary Kokkinen
3M Public Relations and Corporate Communications
(651) 733-8806

3M Drug Delivery Systems
3M Center, Bldg 275-3E-10
St. Paul, MN 55144