STEM Professional of the week

Andrea Londoño      
Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Andrea Londoño was born in Medellín, currently one of the most vibrant and creative cities in Colombia. Andrea recognized early on that her educational focus would be in engineering and its civil discipline – and she understood that it would take a lot of hard work to achieve success. 

Upon graduating high school Andrea enrolled at the private Colombian university, Universidad Eafit, where she would earn a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. After finishing school, she worked for one of the biggest design and construction companies in the country and worked her way up to Project Leader. In 2007, Andrea and her husband decided to make the big leap and start a new life in the United States  to pursue professional growth opportunities and in the process learn the English language and absorb American cultural, piece by piece.

Once in the U.S., Andrea joined Kimberly-Clark Corporation for a specific project within the Family Care business and today is a Product Developer for Kimberly-Clark Corporation’s Baby Wipes business/Life Cycle Maximization team. In this role she is responsible for making sure that product performance, quality and the consumer experience are not impacted by any material and process changes or cost transformation efforts that are executed. She is a key member of the team and has worked on several projects that are critical to sustain Huggies brand leadership. Andrea developed Brand Maintenance Audits, to create the products baseline and an objective tool to benchmark competitors absolute and relative product attributes and performance. She also developed a program that reduces the basesheet differences between manufacturing assets in terms of handheld softness across North America; among others. 

Andrea has been recognized as a great example of a successful, achiever, passionate role model in corporative America whose multiple contributions have significantly impacted Kimberly Clark’s global Business. On top of being an excellent professional, Andrea also finds time to establish strong bonds between Kimberly-Clark and her community. She chaired for two consecutive years, the Latin America Network for Diversity-LAND which is an employee resource group within Kimberly-Clark that shares knowledge of Hispanic culture throughout the company and the community. She organized a series of activities for LAND including a Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration and Second Language Mentoring Programs. 

Andrea is a music-loving, innovative, amateur cook, wife and mother of two and is extremely proud of being a scientist at Kimberly-Clark. 

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