Kathleen Skarvan was named CEO of Electromed, Inc. December 2012 where she returned the company to profitable revenue growth by executing new vision and market strategy including the launch of a new generation device. She was elected to its Board of Directors in November 2013. Electromed is dedicated to designing, manufacturing and marketing innovative airway clearance technologies.
Previously, Ms. Skarvan was Vice President of Operations at OEM Fabricators where she realigned manufacturing operations to support 60% revenue growth. Before that, Ms. Skarvan spent most of her career with Hutchinson Technology, Inc., a publicly traded global technology leader supplying critical components to the disk drive industry and new technologies to improve the quality of health care. From 2007 to 2011 she served as Sr. Vice President and President of their Disk Drive Components Division where she led the launch of a new component technology and the transition of their high technology manufacturing to Southeast Asia.
Earlier in her career, she was the Vice President/General Manager with Phillips Medisize (formerly Phillips Plastics) leading their medical device contract manufacturing group.
In 2014, Ms. Skarvan was recognized by The George Family Foundation as one of the exceptional women leaders making remarkable contributions to building the Twin Cities at its first-ever “Celebrating Twin Cities Women Leaders” event, and recognized on the prestigious Honor Roll for the 2014, 2015 and 2016 Minnesota Census of Women in Corporate leadership by the School of Business and professional Studies at St. Catherine University.
In June of 2105 Ms. Skarvan was elected to the St. Cloud State University Foundation Board.
Ms. Skarvan holds a bachelor’s degree from St. Cloud State University.