Patti Schmeda

Patti Schmeda

VP & CIO
Elkay Manufacturing

Patti Schmeda leads all strategies and efforts related to Elkay’s information technology platforms on a global basis. Patti joined Elkay after spending the past eleven years at A.M. Castle & Company, a leading distributor of specialty metals and materials including: carbon, stainless steel, nickel alloys, aluminum, titanium and plastic to the aerospace, defense, oil and gas, power generation and heavy equipment industries. Most recently, Patti served as Vice President and Chief Information Officer leading the multi-year, multi-site and global implementation of the Oracle eBusiness Suite ERP. In previous roles at Castle, she served as Director of Technology and Network/Telecommunications Manager. Prior to Castle, she served as Vice President, LAN Systems at TCF National Bank and as Technical Support Manager at Stenograph Corporation. Patti holds an MBA in Operations and Supply Chain from Benedictine University in Lisle, IL and a BA in Economics from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

A Measurable Impact

Initial placement rate:
90%
Industry retention rate:
81%
College attendance rate:
55%
Alumni actively engaged in their communities:
72%
Average 12-month earnings before program:
$10,790
Average 12-month earnings after program:
$44,010