Gene Arnold '85 is the featured Blugold in this month's "Engaged with UW-Eau Claire" alumni video series. Arnold joined Kimberly-Clark Corp. in 1985 after receiving his bachelor's degree in information systems. Arnold spent the first 12 years of his career overseeing areas including consumer sales, marketing, finance, order to cash, manufacturing and distribution.
In 1995, when Kimberly-Clark announced its merger with Scott Paper, Arnold was responsible for the conversion of Scott Paper to K-C Sales and Distribution Systems. Since 2006 he has held various positions including vice president of sales and operations planning, and vice president of sales strategy for consumer tissue. Arnold now leads sales strategy and execution for all North American businesses as the vice president of sales strategy and execution.
Arnold returned to campus in April to work with students in the College of Business. He spoke on a "Many faces of sales" panel regarding insight-based selling, and shared industry knowledge with current students. Arnold took time to reflect on how UW-Eau Claire set him up for a successful career and what he has gained from decades of experience working in the sales industry. As an alum, Arnold feels honored to be able to return to campus and give back to current students. Watch the video to learn more about Gene Arnold's time spent with students at UW-Eau Claire.