Lu Ann Sidney
Consultant, Market Researcher, and Product Developer in Victoria, Minnesota
For 20 years, Lu Ann Sidney has served as the principal consultant of LNS Consulting Services. Possessing experience in the structural and functional properties of polymers, thin-film coatings, and radiation sterilization, Sidney established her firm to provide advice and solutions regarding the development of medical products. Clients turn to her for guidance in creating medical devices, such as sterilizing devices using gamma radiation, and managing projects. Based out of Victoria, Minnesota, Lu Ann Sidney has clients in North America and Europe. One of her recent projects involved market research to find new opportunities for radiation sterilization. Other projects included researching food additives and background information for a new proposed program at a local university.
Since opening LNS Consulting, Sidney has participated in a number of projects. A Canadian business sought her assistance with trade shows that highlighted its electron beam sterilization and processing services. Her firm performed market research to better understand the Minnesota medical device industry. Additionally, Lu Ann Sidney performed extensive testing of ink jet printers in preparation for a patent infringement case.
In addition to her professional obligations, she contributes to several nonprofit organizations. A dog owner and animal lover, Sidney helps various animals by donating to the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota, which cares for injured animals. Formerly affiliated with Camp Tanadoona, she aids the Minnesota Council of Camp Fire USA and attended its Centennial Celebration, which featured Senator Amy Klobuchar as the keynote speaker. Moreover, Lu Ann Sidney remains connected to her alma mater, Concordia College, and annually gives money for student scholarships.
Lu Ann Sidney holds 5 US Patents and several European patents.
One of my greatest interests is international travel. This began when I studied French and traveled to France when I was just 18 years old on a Concordia College May Seminar. I later became interested in Japan and studied Japanese for many years. Since then, I have traveled to Japan for both business and vacation.
There are a few more places in the world I would like to visit: Scandinavia, Italy, Australia, Fiji, and New Zealand. Of course, I would like to visit Japan again. I recently visited Boston for the first time, I would go back in an instant just to see the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.