Winston R. Wallin
1+ hours (Conversazione) and 75 minutes (audio), October 21, 1997 (Conversazione) , April 3, 1998 (audio interview), Metropolitan Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Interviewer: David Rhees
Audio MP3 File
(Conversazione) One in a series of informal talks on the medical device industry sponsored by the Bakken Library and Museum.
(Audio interview) Education, family, early career, impressions of Pillsbury Company; challenges as operating head of Pillsbury; early impressions of Medtronic; work on the board; diversification; role of technology and research and development; increased strategic planning; Medtronic’s culture and atmosphere; impact of layoffs; quality control; liability issues; sales force; relationship of company with medical community; advantages and disadvantages of pioneering technology; acquired companies; Food and Drug Administration; Medtronic’s relationship with colleges and universities; reason for large number of medical device companies in Minnesota; thoughts on his management style.
User copy: 2 60-minute cassettes
Original: 2 60-minute cassettes
User copy: 1 90-minute cassette
Original: 1 90-minute cassette
Restrictions on Use: None
Transcript: 19 pages (Conversazione) and 21 pages (audio interview)
Accession Number: AV 2001.104.15