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Distinguished Service Award for Timothy C. Mickelson

Timothy C. Mickelson

Timothy C. Mickelson
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Having worked his way up the corporate ladder at Marquette Medical Systems, Inc., Tim Mickelson has a thorough understanding of the high-tech medical equipment his company produces as well as the importance of satisfying the customers who use it. As president and chief operating officer, he now stresses the value of staying in touch with the healthcare community's needs, consistently improving product quality and keeping costs down.

Mickelson has spent all but three years of his career working for Marquette. He began in 1980 as a product manager for electrocardiographs and ECG stress test systems. Subsequently, he was marketing manager and then general manager for the company's diagnostic department. From 1985 to 1988, he was vice president of operations for Milwaukee-based Mortara Instruments. He then returned to Marquette as vice president of the patient monitoring division where he doubled annual sales of the division. Later, he served as president of Corometrics Medical Systems, Inc., a Marquette subsidiary. There he successfully integrated the company's newly acquired perinatal and clinical information systems into Marquette's core patient monitoring and diagnostic cardiology business. He was promoted to the company's top position in August 1995.

Mickelson completed a BS in electrical engineering from UW-Madison in 1971. After serving two years in the Army as an environmental engineer, he earned an MS in biomedical engineering from Dartmouth and a PhD in physiology and anatomy from Ohio University.

Some of Mickelson's interest in human physiology might be attributed to his physical training for competitive rowing. At various times from 1968 to 1975, Mickelson was a member of the U.S. National Rowing Team, sharing in numerous international honors including a silver medal at the 1972 Olympics.


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