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William E. Coyne

William E. Coyne, Canadian, American healthcare group executive.


  • Coyne, William E. was born on December 3, 1936 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Son of John Thomas and Lela (Moran) Coyne.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, University Toronto, 1958. Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University Toronto, 1960. Doctor of Philosophy in Organic Chemistry, University Virginia, 1963.


    • With, G.D. Searle & Company, 1963-1968;with central research, 3M, St. Paul, 1968-1972;manager chemical research and development, Riker laboratories subsidiary 3M, St. Paul, 1972-1975;technical director, Surgical Products division 3M, St. Paul, 1975-1978;general manager, McGhan Medical subsidiary 3M, Santa Barbara, California, 1978-1980;general manager, Surgical Products division 3M, St. Paul, 1980-1981;division vice president, Surgical Products division 3M, St. Paul, 1981-1984;group vice president, 3M Health Care Group, St. Paul, since 1984. Board directors HealthOne, Minneapolis, since 1985, Minnesota Medical Foundation, Minneapolis, since 1987, 3M Foundation, St. Paul, since 1987.


    • Married Winnie F. Sheffield, September 21, 1963. Children: Lara, Bethany.
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    Born December 3, 1936