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Noel Colón is Senior Vice President, Chief Quality Officer at Medtronic. In this role, Noel oversees all global quality and regulatory affairs operations for the company and is a member of the Medtronic Executive Committee.
He partners with the business groups and global regions to assure end-to-end quality, reliability and regulatory compliance, from development through manufacturing, distribution and end-customer use. He is responsible for driving the strategic direction for the quality and regulatory affairs programs through the implementation of policy and standards across Medtronic. He joined Medtronic in March 2008 as senior director of Manufacturing and Supplier Quality for Cardiac Rhythm Disease Management (CRDM). Most recently, Noel served as vice president of quality for the Restorative Therapies Group (RTG) from 2017-2019. Prior to this role, he was the vice president of Medtronic Energy and Component Center (MECC) and CRDM pharmaceutical operations from 2012-2017. From 2011-2012, he served as vice president of manufacturing and supplier quality for the Cardiac and Vascular Group (CVG).
Noel was the recipient of the 2016 Medtronic Compass Award for ethics and compliance.
Previously, Noel spent 17 years at Boston Scientific CRM (Guidant), where he held several leadership roles in manufacturing, process development and quality for the cardiac rhythm management division at Minnesota, Ireland and Puerto Rico.
Noel serves as founding member of the Medtronic Hispanic Latino Network — an internal resource group that focuses on recruitment, engagement, retention and development for employees of Hispanic Latino descent.
Noel received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus and his Master of Business Administration from InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico.