Michael Shafer

President, Materials & Structural Analysis
Thermo Fisher Scientific

Mike joined Thermo Fisher in 2009 as Vice President and General Manager of China, based in Shanghai, and was named President of China in 2012. Under his leadership, Mike established Thermo Fisher as the clear leader in the region and drove growth through his customer-centric strategies, operational focus and ability to build strong teams. During his tenure, he opened the China Innovation Center, a facility that supports R&D efforts and customer training in the region.

In 2015, Mike was appointed President, Chemical Analysis and in 2016, he became President, Materials and Structural Analysis, following the completion of the acquisition of FEI Company.

Prior to joining Thermo Fisher, Mike worked at 3M Company for more than 15 years managing various 3M industrial and electronics businesses. Mike’s tenure featured seven years in the Asia Pacific region, including in Shanghai as Asia Pacific Business Director for 3M’s Industrial & Transportation Businesses and in Singapore, where he was the Asia Pacific Electronics Market Materials Division Manager. Mike is a six sigma master black belt.


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