Paul Acito

Paul Acito



  • Master of Business Administration
    Kelley School of Business, Indiana University
  • Bachelor of Science
    Rochester Institute of Technology


  • Leadership
  • Operations Management
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Channel Marketing
  • Sales Management


Paul Acito has four decades' experience leading technology, health care, industrial, and safety businesses across four continents. He was President of 3M's multibillion dollar Personal Safety, Traffic Safety, Aerospace, and Infrastructure Protection divisions. He later served as 3M's worldwide Chief Marketing Officer, as well as Marketing Chief for Medtronic's Diabetes Business Group. He is a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and has authored ten patents. He is also an active founder for safety and AI start-ups.

Acito serves on the boards of the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota and Penumbra Theatre and Center for Racial Healing. He has also served on Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business Global Dean’s Council for more than a decade. He is Adjunct Faculty at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, St. Catherine University, and University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. At the Carlson School, he is a judge in the annual MN Cup emerging entrepreneur competition.

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