Irene Strohbeen and Associates, LLC

Owner, 2009 - present

Milwaukee School of Engineering

Adjunct Faculty, New Product Management MS Program, 2009 - present

Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Various Roles, 1980 - 2008


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

M.S., Chemical Engineering

Lawrence University

B.A., Chemistry and Mathematics



New Product Development


Irene is an innovation management and new product development expert with over 20 years of experience in managing and directing Product, Technology, and New Business Development in Kimberly-Clark’s consumer products sectors, focused on absorbent products. Since 2009 she has been principal of Irene Strohbeen and Associates, LLC, providing innovation support services to small and mid-sized businesses seeking to improve their products and innovation processes. Irene also provides her services to individual inventors to help them develop a revenue stream from their inventions.