President of Trelleborg Sealing
“A Pioneer in Innovative Thinking”
Linda Muroski, President of Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Marketing Americas and Global Healthcare & Medical, enjoys pushing the envelope. As she puts it, “Status quo is not my strength; change is too exciting when it spawns success.”
Growing up in a multi-generational home in the suburbs of New York City in Hillsdale, New Jersey, Linda derived her strength and ambition from her grandmother, Lydia, whom she considers her earliest and greatest role model. Lydia, a first-generation American, marched for women’s right to vote during the suffrage period and worked as a substitute teacher and secretary at a time when fewer than 10% of working women held such professions.
Independence; however, did not come easily for Lydia. She encountered resistance, even from her father who insisted that a woman’s place was in the home, not the workforce. Lydia held her ground and encouraged Linda to do the same and to never let anyone hold her back. Taking this advice to heart, Linda has broken down barriers throughout her career, not only for herself but for other women as well.
While Director of Business Excellence for multinational chemical company, BASF, Linda founded a Women in Business chapter at the corporate headquarters, creating a network of female leaders across the industries in which they served. The program enabled women who were not in leadership positions to take on leadership roles within the chapter, providing them with unique experiences and opportunities they wouldn’t have had otherwise.
In her five years at leading global engineered polymers solutions company, Trelleborg, Linda has championed diversity, fostered collaboration, and empowered her team, resulting in greater accountability, increased employee satisfaction, and improved business results. Through these efforts, she nurtured the career paths of and promoted several exceptional women within her business, creating a more inclusive and diverse environment with a leadership team composed equally of women and men.
Linda joined Trelleborg Sealing Solutions in 2016 as President of Marketing Americas and immediately set the stage for growth by developing her strategy and marketing teams and focusing all commercial efforts on key market segments. Under her leadership, the business area exceeded its 2020 strategic plan in the US more than a year early through significant growth. In response, she challenged her team with a new, more aggressive goal to accomplish by 2025 one that to achieve, would require teamwork and the breaking down of well-established silos. To support this objective, Linda launched the Together 2025 initiative, comprising the four key pillars upon which the business is expected to deliver results; talent, innovation, market, and excellence.
Linda subsequently reorganized the business to better serve customers based on their unique needs, redirecting resources and empowering frontline personnel to create value for customers, ensuring an exceptional customer experience. The result is improved service levels, an increased focus on creating value, and a lower cost-to-serve.
At the same time, having Identified the healthcare market as a significant growth opportunity, Linda integrated two bolt-on acquisitions to augment Trelleborg’s technical expertise and manufacturing capabilities, forming the global Trelleborg Healthcare & Medical business unit, establishing Trelleborg as a leading supplier to medical device, pharmaceutical and biomedical manufacturers worldwide. Formation of the entity required development of a highly functioning leadership team and rapid integration of the acquired businesses, comprising five manufacturing facilities, marketing and sales operations. Under her guidance, Trelleborg Healthcare & Medical has coalesced to deliver innovative solutions and consistent, high-quality products that help improve patient lives worldwide.
Today, Linda continues to push the envelope and challenge her team to create value through talent development, a focus on strategic markets, innovation, and excellence. IE
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions is a global developer, manufacturer and supplier of precision seals, bearings and molded components. Our comprehensive sealing portfolio of elastomer, silicone, thermoplastic, PTFE and composite technologies includes aircraft seals, engineered seals and gaskets, hydraulic piston and rod seals, scrapers/wipers and wear rings, liquid silicone rubber (LSR) parts, mechanical face seals, O-Rings, pneumatic seals, rotary seals, silicone tubing and hose and static seals.