Scott Usitalo

  • BS Engineering 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.

As an executive-on-loan from Procter and Gamble in 2005, Scott was founding President of a non-profit tourism marketing company for the 9 counties and 3 states surrounding the city of Cincinnati, Ohio.

After graduating from Michigan Tech in 1981, Scott worked +24 years with Procter and Gamble, in both line manufacturing (+9 years) and brand management roles (leading such brands as Pringles, Folgers, Duncan Hines, Vidal Sassoon, and Crisco). He also spent nearly 4 years in global marketing reporting to the Global Marketing Officer building overall marking capabilities.

While attending Michigan Tech, Scott was a member and President of Blue Key, a member of the Michigan Tech Student Foundation and member of the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity.  He currently serves on the Michigan Tech Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Scott and his two daughters (Julia and Olivia) reside in Cincinnati, Ohio.