2019 Distinguished Alumni Award

Dr. Patrick Hager

Dr. Patrick Hager, Ph.D. 1987

Patrick Hager received his PhD from the University of Akron in Polymer Science, and worked for 3M Company in St Paul MN from 1987 until retiring in 2017. Pat is a native of Akron, Ohio and is one of three brothers who graduated from Akron U in Polymer Science. During his career, Pat contributed to multiple 3M business groups including industrial, health care and consumer retail, and was instrumental in a series of innovative product and process developments, including 3M Command(™) removable adhesives, simultaneous film process technology, nonwoven composites, and others. Pat was promoted to Corporate Scientist in 2010 and inducted into 3M’s Carlton Society for lifetime achievement in 2015.