Women in Medtech 2021: Kira Switalla, CPC (Colder Products Company) Custom Applications Engineer

Kira Switalla [Photo courtesy of CPC]

“After completing a co-op program with CPC and graduating from the University of Minnesota with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in 2017, I accepted a position as a test engineer for CPC’s biopharmaceutical business,” said Kira Switalla.

“During this time, I also completed my MBA. Recently, I transitioned into a new role as a custom applications engineer where I work on custom solutions for another rapidly growing business unit within the company. I’m also an active member of the CPC Green Team, which leads initiatives that promote environmental sustainability. Outside of work, I volunteer for TC Food Justice, which reduces food waste and hunger within the community.”

What first drew you to medtech? When did you first know you wanted to be in the industry? Switalla: My interest in medtech began while I was undergoing physical ther…

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