Jon T. Lindekugel
When Jon Lindekugel, 3M’s senior vice president of Supply Chain, describes his leadership philosophy, he manages to make a complicated idea sound pretty simple: A leader fully engages the business and the organization from the outside in, sets the direction, then coaches and teaches the team to deliver results. “Leadership has to be flexible and prepared to dive in as needed to help the team build success – all while living 3M values as a given,” Jon says. This little-bit-of-everything approach makes sense for someone who has served in so many roles during almost three decades at 3M. Trained in finance, Jon began as an accountant in 1988. He has worked in finance, manufacturing, supply chain, sales and marketing before entering general management. He has moved from his native Minnesota to Utah and back again to the company’s headquarters in St. Paul.