Alex Cirillo started at in 1983 as a senior physicist working in small particle technology and later moved on to lead 's first laboratory in filtration products.
Young Scientist Challenge Role:
3M Vice President
3M Business Unit:
3M Community Affairs
Alex C. Cirillo, Jr. currently serves as Vice President of Community Affairs, as well as Vice President of the 3M Foundation, which devotes half of its resources to education. The 3M Foundation also invests in teacher development and other programs that connect learning to every day life, college access and support for student retention at all levels.
Cirillo started at 3M in 1983 as a senior physicist working in small particle technology and later moved on to lead 3M's first laboratory in filtration products. Since then, Cirillo has held many roles within 3M, which have taken him from the Commercial Graphics Division all the way to the President and General Manager of 3M Canada. Cirillo's professional responsibilities at 3M are complemented by extensive mentoring experience both inside and outside the company, which he has done for several years.