Paola began her career right out of school in 1996 for the pulp and paper giant Stone-Consolidated Inc. (now Resolute) as an engineer at their Research and Technical Development Centre in Grand-Mère, Québec (Canada). In 2000, her career took a significant U-turn when she was introduced to the world of continuous improvement and became a certified Kaizen facilitator. She subsequently became manager, continuous improvement, for their Newsprint Operations (mills as well as recycling facilities in both North America and the UK). In 2006, she joined Transcontinental Printing as director, continuous improvement for their business units across Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. Now, as director, manufacturing efficiency and procurement, her role of devising and implementing strategies, programs, and standards to optimize performance has expanded past just working with operations and maintenance to include systems, sales, and HR. Since 2014, she has also gained experience with the packaging side of the business and also interfaces directly with customers. Paola is a native of Montréal, Québec, and holds a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering with minors in Environmental Engineering and Management from McGill University. She is also a world-class swimmer.
Sustaining a 5S Culture
Did you hear the joke about the company that achieved 15S? It repeated the first 3S’s five times … Let’s face it, sustaining 5S is a real challenge. While most companies can initially excel at sorting, straightening and shining, not long after, momentum is lost. With the experience of leading a sector-wide implementation of 5S in 33 business units across Canada, the U.S., and Mexico, Paula Bozzer will share proven tools and concepts that have kept 5S as an integral part of Transcontinental Printing’s manufacturing efficiency strategy. No matter the size of your facility, the tips and tricks offered by this dynamic duo will bridge the gap from concept to culture and will help in ensuring that your 5S system is a solid one.