3M Canada

300 Tartan Dr.view map

London, Ontario

Company Overview

3M is the innovation company that never stops inventing, capturing the spark of new ideas and transforming them into thousands of ingenious solutions for industries that are important to Canadians. The culture of creative collaboration inspires a never-ending stream of powerful technologies that makes life better. With $30 billion in sales globally, 3M employs about 84,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 65 countries. Named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, 3M Canada’s head office and original manufacturing site is in London, Ontario where about half of the company’s 1,800 employees work.

Core products & services

Consumer: Supplying an array of innovative products that keep homes cleaner, offices organized and buildings well-maintained, our consumer business is home to some of the world’s best-known brands, including Post-it®, Scotch®, Scotch-Brite®, Filtrete™, O-Cel-O™, Nexcare™, and Command™.

Electronics and Energy: We turn 3M technology into solutions for customers in electronics and energy markets around the world. We contribute to reliable sources of power, high-performance electronic devices, and speedy and dependable telecommunications networks. We're also leading the way in renewable energy to improve quality while reducing costs.

Health Care: Supplying innovative and reliable products that help health care professionals improve the quality of care, we are a global leader in medical and oral care products, and drug delivery and health information systems.

Industrial: We provide thousands of innovative products including tapes, abrasives, adhesives, specialty materials and filtration systems to dozens of diverse markets – from purification to aerospace.

Safety and Graphics: Our products—personal protective equipment, safety and security products, track and trace solutions and more — increase the safety, security and productivity of people, facilities and systems around the world. We also inspire creative communication and design with a broad portfolio of graphic solutions to enhance visual impact.


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Key Personnel

Scott Mikalachki, Innovation Discovery Leader, currently leads a diverse set of business development and commercialization projects which span a number of 3M businesses in the Canadian market.  He is also responsible for managing local efforts in tandem with 3M New Ventures (Munich, Germany) to identify early-stage companies innovating in technology spaces that are relevant to 3M Company’s R&D priorities, as well as leading the local M&A activity for 3M Canada in partnership with the Corporate Development Team in St. Paul.  Scott has been with 3M Canada for 25 years and has held a variety of roles including Sales, Marketing, & Business Development.  He has had experience in a variety of industries including, Surgical, Dental, Mining, Oil & Gas, and Agriculture.  Scott is also a Certified Design for Six Sigma Black Belt (Commercialization Specialist), and led a series of projects for our Health Care and Display & Graphics businesses in that capacity.

Scott serves on the Board of Directors of Alpine Ontario, the Provincial Sports Organization responsible for ski racing in the province, and is also an Executive in Residence (EIR) for the Ivey Consulting Project initiative for the HBA Program at the Richard Ivey School of Business.

Scott holds a B.A. in Administrative & Commercial Studies from the University of Western Ontario, and an M.B.A. from the Richard Ivey School of Business

Did you know…

A world without 3M would be a very different place. From the everyday to the extraordinary, each of us interacts with a 3M solution at least every half hour. On average, that’s more than 100 3M solutions, every day.

Awards and Nominations

  • Canada’s Top 100 Employers
  • Maclean’s Top 50 Socially Responsible Corporations (2014)
  • ISO 50001
  • Achievers.com 50 Most Engaged Workplaces
  • Canadian Business Magazine & The Reputation Institute’s Canada’s Best Brands (2014)
  • Universum Top 100 Ideal Employer (2012)
  • CR’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens (2012)

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