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Christina M. Temperante
President of the BioMeasurement Division

Chris Temperante is President of Hutchinson Technology’s BioMeasurement Division. She is responsible for strategic direction and general management of the BioMeasurement Division including product development, marketing, sales, and operations. Temperante joined Hutchinson Technology in July, 2001 and was appointed Corporate Vice President in November, 2001.
Prior to joining Hutchinson Technology, Temperante was Vice President and General Manager of the Fiber Optic Division at Medamicus, Inc. She began her career with 3M in 1974 and held various positions at 3M including New Business Development Manager and Global Marketing Manager for its medical device division. She left 3M in 1996 to become Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Professional Services with Graseby Medical, Incorporated, a 3M spin-off company.  

Temperante holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Westminster College and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of St. Thomas.


Wayne M. Fortun
President and Chief Executive Officer of Hutchinson Technology Inc.

Wayne started his career with Hutchinson Technology Inc. (HTI) in 1975 and has held positions in engineering, marketing, and operations. In 1983, he was elected Director, President and Chief Operating Officer. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer in May of 1996.

Wayne is on the board of directors for G&K Services, Inc., C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc., Hutchinson Area Health Care, the Juran Center Executive Advisory Board and the International Disk Drive Equipment and Materials Association (IDEMA) Executive Advisory Council (EAC).


Hutchinson Technology Inc.
Founded in 1965, the company has grown from a start-up operation housed in a chicken coop to a global company with over 5,500 employees. Hutchinson Technology is regarded as a technology leader in the industry and has established a reputation as a premier precision manufacturer. The company is headquartered in Hutchinson, Minnesota and has manufacturing operations in Plymouth, Minnesota; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; and Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Service offices are located in Singapore, China, Thailand, Japan, Korea and the Netherlands.

The company's Disk Drive Components Division manufactures the majority of the worldwide supply of suspension assemblies for all sizes of disk drives produced by the major disk drive makers. The suspension assembly is a precise electromechanical component that holds the read/write head at a microscopic distance above the drive's disks.

Hutchinson Technology’s BioMeasurement Division provides health professionals with simple, accurate methods to measure the oxygen in tissue. The company recently received U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance to begin marketing its InSpectra™ StO2 Tissue Oxygenation Monitor, which uses near infrared technology to noninvasively measure local tissue oxygen saturation.

The InSpectra™ StO2 Tissue Oxygenation Monitor provides a direct, absolute measurement of hemoglobin oxygen saturation in tissue (StO2), providing trauma teams the ability to measure tissue oxygenation and monitor it during resuscitation. It is the only tissue oxygenation monitor designed for trauma environments. The InSpectra StO2 Tissue Oxygenation Monitor uses near infrared light to illuminate tissue, and then analyzes the returned light to produce a quantitative measurement of oxygen saturation in the tissue's microcirculation.

The StO2 Trauma Study researched the role that tissue oxygen saturation monitoring could play in hemorrhagic shock and resuscitation. Study results demonstrate that StO2 measurements less than 75% may indicate serious hypoperfusion in trauma patients and that StO2 functions as well as base deficit in indicating hypoperfusion in trauma patients.