Dr. Urban received his B.S. degree in 1979 in Material Science and Chemistry from the University of Mining and Metallurgy in Cracow, Poland. He earned his Ph.D. degree in Solid State Chemistry with Professor Bahne Cornilsen in 1984, after joining the Chemistry Department of Michigan Tech with a master's degree in Physical Inorganic Chemistry from Marquette University in 1981.
Scott Usitalo is Vice President of Global Brands for Kimberly-Clark’s nearly $7 Billion Family Care Business. His responsibilities include ensuring brands such as Kleenex, Viva, Scott, Cottonelle, and Neve are strong and increasingly relevant to consumers across the globe and that robust –products innovation plans are in place to support global growth targets. He also owns decisions related to overall brand management; including the respective vision, consumer promise, architecture, and visual identity for each brand.
Prior to joining Kimberly-Clark, Scott served as Senior Strategist with Seed Strategy Inc. where he provided innovation consulting for several global clients including Wrigley, Kellogg and Procter and Gamble.