Joanne Bauer is president of Kimberly-Clark Corporation's Health
Care business, which offers surgical and infection prevention
services; products for the operating room, such as surgical gowns,
drapes and facemasks; and medical devices in respiratory health,
digestive health and pain management.
Ms. Bauer was part of the original team that launched Depend
incontinence products nationwide, and she led the integration of
the first Health Care acquisition, Tecnol Medical Products. Ms.
Bauer has been instrumental in growing the Health Care business by
integrating acquisitions, doubling sales outside of North America,
introducing new products and categories, and significantly
restructuring the supply chain footprint.
Ms. Bauer joined Kimberly-Clark in 1981 in marketing in the
Adult Care sector. She held numerous marketing jobs in the Adult
Care and Health Care sectors and was promoted to vice president of
KimFibers, Ltd. in 1996. In 1998 she was appointed to vice
president of Global Marketing for Health Care, and in 2001 to
president of the Health Care sector.
Ms. Bauer was elected to the Board of Directors of AdvaMed, the
Advanced Medical Technology Association, in 2012. She also
is on the Board of Directors for MedShare, a nonprofit
Ms. Bauer has a bachelor's degree from Lawrence
University in Appleton, Wisconsin, and an MBA from the University
of Wisconsin at Oshkosh.
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