ST. PAUL, MN–3M ESPE Dental announces the appointment of James Ingebrand as its new President and General Manager, responsible for the strategic direction and overall operations of 3M ESPE. Ingebrand has a 30-year career at 3M, much of it in healthcare including dental, which will allow him to very quickly transition into the new role.
"Jim has a proven track record of business leadership," said Joaquin Delgado, Executive Vice President, 3M Health Care Business Group. "Prior to successfully leading 3M Drug Delivery Systems Division, Jim led our core dental business in 3M ESPE. Jim is very familiar with key players in the dental industry and will be a great leader for this business.”
Ingebrand’s previous positions within 3M include roles as President and General Manager of 3M Drug Delivery Systems, Global Business Director for 3M ESPE Dental and as the Marketing Director for the 3M Infection Prevention Division.
“When I left the dental group the first time around, it was a bittersweet departure because I had so quickly developed a passion for the oral care industry,” said Ingebrand. “So this really does feel like a homecoming of sorts, and I’m looking forward to leading 3M ESPE during a very exciting time in dentistry.”
Ingebrand started his career at 3M in 1984 as a marketing analyst in the Corporate Marketing Research Department. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry, as well as a Masters of Business Administration degree, both from the University of Minnesota.