James F. Widergren
James F. Widergren is a retired Senior Vice President of Global Customer Operations at Beckman Coulter. He was responsible for all sales, service and customer support operations worldwide. Prior to this position, Mr. Widergren was the Group Vice President for the Chemistry and Automation Systems Business Group, Corporate Vice President for Asia Pacific and Latin America Commercial Operations and Vice President and Treasurer of Beckman Coulter.
Prior to joining Beckman Coulter in 1992, he held financial management positions with Ferguson Partners, a commercial real estate development firm and Malcolm Lewis Associates, a consulting firm, and was an applications engineer with Allied Signal Corp. In addition, he conducted research on economic development in Asia as a Fellow of the Thomas J. Watson Foundation.
A Registered Professional Mechanical Engineer (PE) in California, Widergren holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and a Master of Engineering degree from Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA, a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of California at Los Angeles, and completed the Stanford Executive Program at Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA.