Joanne Deys joined Ozgene in the fall of 2017 as Executive Vice President Strategic Partnering. Joanne brings with her 30 years of multi-industry, LEAN, and global experience. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology, a Harvard Micro MBA certificate, and a Six Sigma Certification.
Starting as an engineer in the automotive industry, Joanne progressed her career through labour relations to running operations as a Value Stream segment leader. She then stepped into supply chain with the goal of driving materials excellence, in order to have operations excellence. The next 15 years included automotive, aerospace and industrial experience. From there, Joanne continued her progression in business to become the VP Integrated Supply Chain for Kautex followed by the VP Global Sales and Operations Planning for Stanley Engineered Fastening - a $2.4 billion revenue division of Stanley Black and Decker.
As President of Brightside Alliance, Joanne continued to use her Lean background and knowledge of Lean principals, concepts, and tools. Joanne worked with companies in Oil and Gas, Fire and Safety, Biotech, and Pharma to drive systems and process improvements that enable positive organisational change. Joanne serves on the SHINGO Examination board as a Lead Examiner, as well as, a member of the Examination Board Committee. This committee works to continuously improve customer experience through the continued development of the SHINGO processes and examination teams. Joanne sits on the Lean Certification and Oversights Committee, an alliance between the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Shingo, and AME.
Joanne’s role at Ozgene is to work within the team and with our customers focused on developing Strategic Partnering by improving flows that enable us to grow with and add value for our partners. In addition to that, her background adds strength to our organisational capability journey.
Joanne is the sporty one, so when she is not working, you can find her either training for the next national swimming competition or traveling with family, exploring.