Ford Lecture Series

Ford Lecture Series

Ford Distinguished Lecture

Thursday, November 13, 2014

4:30 p.m. Tinkham Veale University Center

Case Western Reserve University


Featuring Michael J. Coyle

Executive Vice President and Group President, Cardiac and Vascular Group, Medtronic 

“The Engineering of Invention and the Evolving Health Care Environment: Tying Innovation to Economic Value”


About the Speaker

Michael J. Coyle was named executive vice president and group president for Medtronic’s Cardiac and Vascular Group in December 2009. In this role, he oversees three Medtronic businesses, providing strategic direction and ensuring cross-functional synergies including integrated growth plans and alignment.

Prior to joining Medtronic, Coyle provided leadership consulting services to private equity, venture capital and medical device technology firms. He also served St. Jude as president of the company’s Daig Catheter division. In addition, Coyle has held numerous leadership positions at Eli Lilly & Company.


Previous Speakers

Karl Deisseroth, October 13, 2013

David Van Essen, March 6, 2013

Chad Mirkin, September 27, 2012

Nicholas Valeriani, February 18, 2012

G. Allen Johnson, November 2, 2011

David Mooney, April 11, 2011

Muthiah Manoharan, October 25, 2010

Michael West, April 22, 2010

Bill Hawkins, October 22, 2009

Jeff Hawkins, March 31, 2009

Michael Merzenich, PhD, November 4, 2008

Rick Klausner, MD, November 1, 2007

Robert Langer, ScD, April 5, 2007

Thomas J. Meade, PhD, November 6, 2006

Dean Kamen, October 14, 2005

Caroline A. Kovac, PhD, Apr. 12, 2006

Dr. Martha Gray, March 15, 2005


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