Joan’s background includes 25 plus years in manufacturing, working primarily in the metal fabrication sector. She took an interest in the puzzle that we call manufacturing and the concepts around productivity and operational excellence.
Through valued mentorship she advanced to lead roles with in manufacturing and plant management and came to realize the importance of engagement as a key to improvement.
As an employee of one of the first EMC member companies in Atlantic Canada, her ability to tap into the perspectives, experiences and knowledge of others was a contributor to Joan’s career. Joan sees her role with EMC as a unique opportunity to support the sector, and a tremendous period of learning for her. Areas of responsibility over the years have included leadership, financial control, facilitation, maintenance, H&S and a very focused attention to continuous improvement through employee engagement.
Joan strongly believes in defined guidelines for cost, productivity, quality and safety, balanced with a ‘collaborative’ culture, to achieve engagement and employee and organizational success.