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Kathy Ouellette

Director-Elect, Perma Pure

CEO & President


As a global business leader, Kathy Ouellette’s area of expertise is delivering differentiation and value through strategy, process, and product innovation.


Her career consists of commercial and operational roles at Thermo Fisher Scientific, Illumina, and several startups. She currently serves as General Manager for a global Thermo Fisher business unit.


Wide-ranging leadership of “blank slate” and turnaround initiatives has been a constant theme of her career. Kathy’s experience includes marketing, sales, R&D, manufacturing, and distribution functions, including leading global cross-functional teams. From strategy to execution, she has operations experience in North and South America, EMEA, and Asia-Pacific countries.


Engaging teams to perform their best work is another strength. Kathy thrives in corporate cultures where innovation and integrity are valued, and she represents those values in her customer and company relationships.