Director Since: 2010
Committees: Compensation and Benefits Committee (Chair); Governance and Nominating Committee
Other Current Public Directorships: The Boeing Company; U.S. Bancorp
Career Highlights and Qualifications: Mr. Collins was Chairman of Medtronic, Inc., a leading medical device and technology company, from April 2002 until his retirement in August 2008, and Chief Executive Officer from May 2002 to August 2007. He held a succession of other executive leadership positions with Medtronic from 1992 until his retirement, including as President and Chief Executive Officer, President and Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Operating Officer. He was Executive Vice President of Medtronic and President of Medtronic International from June 1992 to January 1994.
Prior to joining Medtronic, he was Corporate Vice President of Abbott Laboratories (health care products) from October 1989 to May 1992 and Divisional Vice President of that company from May 1984 to October 1989. He joined Abbott in 1978 after spending four years with Booz, Allen & Hamilton, a major management consulting firm.
Other Current Affiliations: In addition to his public company board memberships, Mr. Collins currently serves on the board of privately held Cargill, Incorporated. He also serves as a senior advisor to Oak Hill Capital Partners, L.P., a private equity firm.
Previous Directorships: Mr. Collins was Chairman of Medtronic, Inc. from 2002 to 2008.
Attributes and Skills: Mr. Collins’ extensive executive and business experience, including his years of executive leadership at Medtronic, allow Arconic to benefit from his experience managing the operations of a large, global company. He also brings the perspective of a member of several corporate boards, having served on the audit, finance, compensation, governance and executive committees of various boards. Mr. Collins currently serves as the chair of the Compensation Committee at Boeing and of the Human Resources Committee at Cargill, and provides valuable insights and guidance to Arconic on the management and motivation of talent in market sectors important to the Company.
Mr. Collins qualifies as an audit committee financial expert.