Anna Katrina Shedletsky
- Instrumental Inc.
Anna is the CEO of Instrumental, a company she founded to solve manufacturing’s biggest problem: the 20 to 35 cents of every dollar spent in manufacturing that is wasted. She has two degrees in mechanical engineering from Stanford University and was an Apple Product Design Engineer for six years. She designed mechanical components for three iPods and led system product design for the Apple Watch Series 1. Anna spent over 300 days in China finding and fixing issues on one of the most admired manufacturing supply chains in the world. She regularly speaks about the future of manufacturing and automation and writes technical articles for Forbes. As an advocate for increased diversity in technology, Anna founded the Women in STEM Mentorship Program in 2013, which has matched hundreds of women university students studying in STEM fields with practicing industry mentors to support their transitions into fulfilling STEM careers.