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Jerry Bussell

Jerry Bussell

Title: Vice President of Operations

Company: Medtronic ENT/NT

Location: Jacksonville, Florida

Educational Background:

BA, St. John Fisher College
MBA, Baylor University

Huntsman School Interactions:

Dean's Convocation Speaker - Wednesday, September 5, 2007


Jerry Bussell is vice president of operations for Medtronic ENT/NT business sector. He has more than 30 years of operations experience with high-growth companies at various levels. He has served as director of manufacturing operations, managing director and senior director during domestic and international plant start-ups and initial public offerings. He has worked for divisions of Bristol-Myers Squibb, Allergan Inc., and Kraft Inc.

Jerry holds a BA from St. John Fisher College and an MBA from Baylor University. He is chairman of the Jacksonville Lean Consortium and is chairman of the Board of Governors for the Shingo Prize. He is a trustee of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce and the vice chairman of the Jacksonville University Athletic Association.

Jerry received the prestigious Medtronic Wallin Leadership award for transforming Medtronic ENT's traditional manufacturing operation into a nationally recognized model of lean manufacturing. Under Jerry's leadership, Medtronic ENT/NT was awarded one of IndustryWeek's Best Plants in North America in 2002 and was recipient of the Shingo Prize in 2003.

Medtronic is the world's leading medical technology company providing lifelong solutions for people with chronic disease. Every five seconds, another life is improved by a Medtronic product or therapy.


Dean's Convocation: September 5, 2007