Joanne B. Bauer


President Global Health Care Joanne Bauer

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 organization.

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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