Session Speakers

JY Vanier

Jean-Yves (JY) is a P.Eng, MBA and Six Sigma Black Belt certified. His career spans technical, operational and leadership roles for over 20 years at a multinational, multi-industry $60B firm. Currently, he is site leader for a petrochemical facility where he deals with the challenges and successes of constantly balancing big company structure and mindsets with team and individual dynamics to influence workplace culture. Prior, as a plant leader, he stewarded and empowered a diverse team to set company-wide production records and implement progressive strategies for people, process and safety while maintaining and injury free work environment. Whether overseeing a plant turnaround, delivering diversity or work-life balance training, day to day mentoring with employees, guest lecturing at the university, running a leadership meeting or configuring processes and platforms, he recognizes people management and communication as key.

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