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Bert S. Cross

Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing

1963 - 1969

Fabricated Goods

1960 b. 1906
Born-Died1906 - 2001
BirthplaceWisconsin (WI)
Era - 1960

Cross spent over 40 years with 3M and was known as a “builder of businesses.” He successfully commercialized several new product lines including Scotchlite and Thermo-Fax copying machines. During his tenure, 3M expanded its international footprint, invested heavily in new product development, and posted record sales and profits. He helped 3M double revenues and earnings – growing from $800 million to over $1.6 billion in sales and from $93 million to $175 million in net income.