Marcella M. Nehrbass

Marcella M. Nehrbass

Manager, Network Operations - Colgate-Palmolive Company

I hold a BA degree in Engineering from Lafayette College, a Master of Engineering Management degree from Duke University, and am currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration from Temple University.

I have worked for Colgate-Palmolive for ten years and held positions of increasing responsibility in various supply chain functions: Factory Performance and Reliability, Procurement, Planning, Manufacturing Team Leader, and Continuous Improvement Engineer. Currently, I am the Network Operations Manager supporting Underarm Products.


I was born and raised in New Jersey, but my career has taken me to NYC, Ohio, Kentucky, and back to NJ. Professionally, I am involved with the Colgate Women's Network and the Colgate Jumpstart Committee, which is for early in career's, and externally with Women Unlimited.

Now that I am in an MBA program I do not have a lot of free time, but when I do I love to work-out and keep active. I swam at the DI level at Lafayette but I also participated in lacrosse, soccer, and basketball. My husband and I enjoy travelling and went to Australia and New Zealand for our honeymoon and recently to Vietnam and Cambodia. Aside from traveling and sports, my passions and hobbies include mentoring, interviewing applicants for Duke, reading, eating good food, and dogs!