Pete Dulcamara, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, USA
Pete Dulcamara is Technical Vice-President & Chief Scientist for the KimberlyClark Corporation. He is responsible for building technical talent globally, developing technology strategies at the enterprise level, and fostering a culture of scientific excellence and value creation.
In his first 12 years with Kimberly-Clark, Pete led the discovery, development, and delivery of science and technology as Vice-President for Corporate Research & Engineering. Under his leadership, Corporate Research & Engineering has provided advanced scientific research and technology development to all businesses, brands, and regions globally in the areas of materials, life and analytical sciences, innovation testing, global clinical affairs, technology licensing, and research management solutions.
Before joining Kimberly-Clark, Pete had 18 years’ experience with The Dow Chemical Company where he held various positions for numerous businesses in research and development, new business development, sustainable development, mergers & acquisitions, corporate licensing, and new ventures.
Pete has a bachelor-of-science in chemistry with minors in mathematics and physics from Cameron University, bachelor-of-science and master-of-science in chemical engineering from Oklahoma State University. He is an alumnus of the Prince of Wales Program on Business and the Environment from Cambridge University, has completed extended executive education from Indiana University in Management Development and from Babson College in Entrepreneurial Studies. Pete is a member of the Partnership Council for the Toilet Board Coalition which is a global, business-led alliance of leading companies, government agencies, sanitation experts and non-profit organizations with the aim to develop commercially sustainable and scalable solutions to the global sanitation crisis.
He is on the board of directors for New North, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, regional economic development organization for Northeast Wisconsin. He serves as Kimberly-Clark’s preferred shareholder for Aurizon Ultrasonics, LLC and Void Technologies, LTD. Within Kimberly-Clark, Pete is the founding executive sponsor of the Sustainability Community of Practice, is the executive sponsor of Capabilities First Employee Network, and is the Executive Sponsor for Kimberly-Clark’s partnership with Michigan Technological University. Pete is based in Neenah, Wisconsin where he lives with his wife, Gina, and their two children.
Stephen J. Lange, Procter & Gamble, USA
Steve Lange is a Research Fellow at the Procter & Gamble Company and Industry Advisory Board chair of the Web Handling Research Center at Oklahoma State University. He joined P&G as a Research and Development engineer in 1985 after receiving a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He has 34 years of experience in web handling, converting, and material development, principally in the Baby Care business.
As an internal web handling leader and mentor, Steve has taught courses and applied web handling technology, modeling/simulation, and data analytics across a variety of consumer products including laundry, hygiene and paper, batteries, shaving blades, and flexible packaging.
He is a co-inventor on 10 patents. When not handling webs, he enjoys playing trombone in various jazz and symphonic groups. Steve currently resides with his spouse, Teresa, a P&G alumna, in Cincinnati, and they like to travel, especially to visit their daughter in Boston and son in Chicago.