“No one can whistle a symphony.
It takes an orchestra to play it.”
~ H.E. Luccock
I am thrilled to introduce Susan Gyopar as a new team member of KARICO Performance Solutions.
Susan is a native Montrealer who moved to Ontario after graduating from McGill University with a degree in Chemical Engineering and Business Management. Her career started at Procter and Gamble as a Process Engineer and Team Supervisor; on rotating shifts so she has first hand experience of the challenges and the impact on lifestyle associated with shift work.
Susan was promoted to roles with progressively greater breadth and responsibility with Procter and Gamble which included the challenge to transform an acquisition facility from a Seniority based to High Performance leadership work system in a Consumer Paper facility of 500 employees. The experience lead to tremendous learning, specifically in the area of Change Management, Situational Leadership, Employee Engagement, Lean and Six Sigma concepts, as well as Operations Management. Susan became the Manufacturing Manager of the Papermill, with a staff of 125 Operators, Maintenance, Process Engineers, Supervisors and Team Leaders.
Susan moved to the head office of Procter and Gamble as a Business Manager for the Health and Beauty care division to lead multifunctional teams through new product launches, working to develop the Supply Chain, Forecast and Demand Plan, launch budget and 5 year Innovation plan for Oral Care.
After a fulfilling and intensive 12 year career with P&G, Susan moved to PepsiCo, where she took on the role of Plant Manager for the Flavours Division for Canada. The responsibility included Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Customer Service and Logistics for all the concentrate that was imported from other PepsiCo facilities to Canada, as well as those flavours produced in the plant, which was the single source supply for all Pepsi bottlers for Canada.
Susan managed the Operations until the closure of the facility and transition of the supply and distribution to the US in 2010.
Most recently, Susan was the Director of Supply Chain for the largest Private Label Health and Beauty Care Company in Canada, where she was responsible for Purchasing, Procurement, Demand Planning and Logistics/Warehouse operations.
Susan loves traveling and the outdoors, and these two passions have brought her to trekking trips in Nepal, New Zealand, and the mountains of France, Switzerland and Italy. The adventure continued with scuba diving in Egypt, Honduras, the Mediterranean and the US. Susan has a daughter named Mikayla, and her 4 legged family includes Nikki, her dog and Lana, her cat.
Susan is excited to be a part of Karico Performance Solutions as the next chapter in her professional career. She looks forward to the opportunity to work with the operational staff, line leaders and executive teams to create game changing capabilities derived from a passionate, engaged and focused team.