Triage Cancer Business Advisory Council Member Kat Davis is the Sr. Director Product Management and Marketing at Solenis LLC. The ability to influence, inspire, and galvanize support toward a greater vision, anchored in strategy, has been the backbone of her success. At the core of this ability is a unique 21-year career that spans manufacturing operations, sales, marketing, and R&D. This variety of experience adds an extra level of credibility and authenticity to interactions with the broader group of stakeholders in organizations. Davis has existed in every area of the value chain and understands the complex relationships and interactions that drive and sustain business growth.
The genesis of this unique career can be traced back to Dow Chemical where she worked for a strategic partnership between Dow Chemical and Exxon Mobile, known as Dexco Polymers. Through a series of expanding roles that went from Direct Manufacturing to Technical Sales, Davis transformed from an engineer to someone able to translate customer needs into value-driving innovation, products, and business growth.
This ability to understand manufacturing, innovation, and customer and consumer value propositions culminated in a break-through role and leading the large-scale merger and acquisition of Essity Brazil.
She then went on to lead the Essity North American Consumer Innovation strategy as a Technical Innovation Manager through a business turnaround that resulted in EBIT expansion, a brand relaunch with a new category innovation positioning. She was promoted to Product Management Director in North America to oversee both the Consumer and Healthcare businesses and transformed the Product Management organization through a merger, integration, and organizational redesign as part of the acquisition of BSN Medical.
After 11 years at Essity, Davis was hired at Solenis LLC in April 2021 to lead the North America Product Management & Marketing Team to accelerate transformation and growth in a dynamic, fast-paced organization focused on acquisitions and EBIT expansion. At Solenis LLC, Davis is responsible for businesses spanning both Industrial and Consumer Market Segments. Within one year she made a significant impact, taking the organization from tactical to strategic and broadened responsibilities to leading Product Management, Marketing, and Equipment Engineering.