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Senior Vice-President, 3M Health Information Systems Division

Michael Ristau, MBA

Michael Ristau


Michael (Mike) Ristau serves as Global Division senior vice-president at 3M Health Information Systems Division in Salt Lake City, UT. Mike has more than 30 years’ experience in business  strategy, marketing, international business development, Six Sigma, and multiple customer-facing roles.

At 3M HISD, he has led efforts to develop the strategic portfolio of the enterprise with a lens on customer and industry trends and core capabilities necessary to compete in a rapidly changing global marketplace. He has developed processes and teams to build a stronger international presence that includes market assessment, entry strategy, key partnerships, and local team and talent development. He has served in multiple roles in his 30-year 3M career, serving multiple businesses and market verticals including transportation safety, hospitality, commercial branding, and government affairs. 

Ristau received his master’s in Business Administration from the University of Minnesota and his bachelor of arts from the University of New Hampshire. He has a certification in Strategic Management from Columbia University and is also a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt.

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