Jeff Wieringa is currently business manager for 3M Scientific Anglers. Wieringa started J.W. Outfitters in 1989, bringing an entirely new concept in chests packs, fly-tying kits and pontoon boats to fly anglers. His company was acquired by 3M in 1990, when he then moved to 3M’s corporate lab in St. Paul, Minn. to work on product design and development. He’s been a key player in bringing new products including Scientific Anglers Sharkskin fly lines and waterproof fly boxes to the market.
In 2008, he moved into his current management role as project manager for the entire Scientific Anglers product group, overseeing sales and marketing, along with the overall development and management of the Scientific Anglers brand at 3M.