Vice President, Global Nonwovens
Lori Shaffer is the vice president of Global Nonwovens at Kimberly-Clark. In her role, she leads a global business that develops and manufactures the advanced materials that enable trusted brands such as Huggies®, Kotex®, and Depend® to deliver better care for people at every stage of their lives with the smallest environmental footprint. An engineer who holds three patents for materials fabrication and design, Shaffer leads a team of PhDs, scientists, engineers, and lean manufacturing experts who work on the leading edge of science and materials innovation. She has a proven track record of identifying growth opportunities for Kimberly-Clark’s personal care and Kimberly-Clark Professional businesses, and in driving technical breakthroughs in skin health, sustainability, and lightweight comfort materials. A 20-year veteran of the CPG industry, Shaffer started her career at Kimberly-Clark as a mechanical engineer working at the company’s diaper manufacturing facility in Wisconsin. She subsequently joined Kimberly-Clark Professional in Roswell, GA, where she held management roles in research, product development and marketing, and launched first-of-a-kind products and services. In 2020, she led a Covid-19 crash program to retool factories to produce 17.5 million N95 face masks for frontline healthcare workers within a 72-hour window.