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Yolla Levitt
Vice President and General Manager of Separation and Purification Sciences Division (SPSD) at 3M


Yolla Levitt is Vice President and General Manager of Separation and Purification Sciences Division at 3M, a business that strives to transform customer processes through innovative liquid filtration solutions that combine customer insights with 3M material science. We provide purification solutions in every aspect of life from biopharma to industrial applications to residential and commercial water filtration systems.

Trained as an engineer and later followed by getting an MBA in marketing and strategy, Yolla has an extended experience in both operational and strategic roles.  She started at 3M as a process engineer, then moving into a new product development role, 3M Health Care Business Group, where she developed and introduced several new products in Medical and Diagnostic fields.  After getting her MBA, she moved into marketing roles in 3M Health Care, followed by various US and global marketing, portfolio management and business management roles in 3M Personal Safety division.  As the next step in her career, Yolla held the Strategy and Mergers & Acquisitions roles, first in 3M Personal Safety Division and then as a Director of Global Strategy, M&A, Marketing and Sales Excellence for $10+B 3M Industrial Business group.  Prior to her current role, Yolla led the Global Collision Repair business, 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division.

Yolla holds Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University, and Master of Business Administration degree, Marketing and Strategy, from Carlson Business School of Management, University of Minnesota.


Yolla is married with three children.  She loves spending time with family and being active outdoors.

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