Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE : MDT), today announced the promotion of J. Robert Paulson
, Jr., to Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Planning.Paulson
, who joined Medtronic in 1995 as Director of Corporate Development, will work with Medtronic senior management in the development and implementation of corporate strategies to achieve long-range growth objectives.In addition, he
will coordinate formulation of corporate strategies guiding priorities for external acquisitions and internal development activities.
Before joining Medtronic, Paulson
held several positions in finance, legal, corporate development, and marketing at General Mills, Inc.He
is a graduate of Luther College, Decorah, IA, and holds advanced degrees in business and in law from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN, and Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.
Medtronic, Inc., headquartered in Minneapolis, is the world's leading medical technology company specializing in implantable and interventional therapies.Its Internet address is www.medtronic.com.