About Mark W. Grenfell, MBA, MS
Mark Grenfell, MBA joined the St. Catherine University's MBA faculty in 2015. He brings to the classroom his 5 years of work experience at General Motors as well as 35 years at 3M, from which he is now retired. He has experience as a technical inventor, program manager, project manager, global business manager, and global lab manager. He also has extensive experience with new product introduction, intellectual property (along with dozens of patents), program and team leadership, and brand marketing. Professor Grenfell is particularly proud of negotiating and implementing a brand licensing agreement for the use of Scotchgard™ on eyeglass lenses, for which the team won a 3M Global Marketing and Sales Professionalism Award. He was also a key team member on the global introduction on 3M™ NOVEC™ materials to replace ozone depleting CFCs and had the honor of leading the original lab team in 3M’s Automotive Division developing new products for electric vehicles, prior to his retirement. Professor Grenfell has a passion for teaching and finds it very rewarding. He enjoys working with students and his goal is always to provide a valuable experience for our MBA students. They are the customer and must be treated with the utmost respect. As a lifelong learner, he enjoys coalescing academic theory and the practical application of business concepts into a cogent and stimulating educational experience.