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Karon Y. Dyson

Year Inducted: 2024

Karan Yvonne Dyson has been a transformational leader in engineering and a champion for Tuskegee University during her 27-yeartenure with Procter & Gamble(P&G). Through her engineering work, she has had both a national and global impact on the consumer goods industry. She has also been a major force in recruiting, training and developing top diverse talent from Tuskegee University to supply P&G nationally.

An accomplished engineering executive, Dyson currently serves as a vice president for P&G’s Global Grooming Process and Engineering in the Gillette brand. She has proven through her 27-year career to have vision and leadership insights to strategically plan, direct and manage a global organization. Dyson, also has experience in engineering innovation, technology master planning and new site construction.

A native of Mobile, Dyson graduated in 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Tuskegee and joined P&G. During her time with the company, she has had an end-to-end transformative engineering experience, leading front-end innovation, equipment design, process design, equipment fabrication, equipment installation and startups. She has led greenfield construction that included land selection, site master planning and execution.

Her first decade with P&G was spent in Baby Care where she had engineering responsibility across a range of technologies including material delivery, diaper converting and packing. She led the development of the first advanced diaper packing platform technology installed on more than100 lines globally. Later in her career she moved to Fabric and Home Care, and among her contributions in this area was the Tide Pods innovation. The disruptive technology design created a unique product with multiple compartments, revolutionizing the laundry industry to maximize the product performance and create a more sustainable footprint.

A recent innovation Dyson led was a modular smart packing platform that leverages artificial intelligence to transform robotics automation and is a breakthrough in productivity and sustainability in complex packing. The innovation is uniquely developed with P&G preferred partners to expand this capability to the broader packing industry.

In her current role with Gillette, Dyson is leading active pilots to reduce water usage through filtration technology, reuse and recycle efforts and cloud technology to collect data and machine status from multiple operations.

Alongside her technical and leadership achievements, Dyson has worked tirelessly to increase representation in engineering and at P&G. She has served on the Tuskegee University College of Engineering Industry Advisory Board, on both the college and the department levels. She spearheads two major initiatives on the Tuskegee campus, namely the Tuskegee University Business and Engineering Conference and an annual leadership workshop for students. She has also served in the P&G Global African American Leadership Network, leading its engineering team.