President, 3M Canada
Penny Wise was appointed President of 3M Canada in January 2020. She brings over 20 years of global brand and marketing experience to the role, most recently as the Global Marketing Director of the Safety and Industrial Business Group (3M’s largest business), based out of the 3M global headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Originally from Canada, Penny began her 3M career at the Canadian head office based in London, Ontario. She has held a variety of progressive senior leadership roles in business, commercialization, brand and corporate marketing including the former Executive Director of the Canadian Consumer business group.
In 2010, after relocating to 3M global headquarters as the 3M International Marketing Director and Chief Branding Officer, Penny led the team to successfully launch a new global tagline for the company known as “3M Science. Applied to Life™.”
Before joining 3M in 2000, Penny was a marketing leader in the Canadian Hardware industry. She holds an MBA from York University, with a specialization in Marketing. She has experience as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and has been responsible for several successful, award-winning marketing transformation projects at 3M.
Penny will work with the 3M Canada team to lead the charge on continuing to create and elevate exceptional customer experiences.
Penny is Co-Chair, Canadian Chamber’s Council for Women’s Advocacy which helps bring the perspectives of women to national policies and drive meaningful action to address the identified issues and barriers facing women.
Penny is also leading the local region’s most important fundraising campaign, as United Way Elgin Middlesex 2021 Campaign Chair.
She is a board member for the Business Council of Canada and for the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.
Don Pollock recently presented a seminar to 3M retirees on the above topic.
A great big thank you to Don for his time.
The actual session was not recorded live but Don graciously offered the zoom session recording of his talk to the local C.A.R.P. chapter. Some chapter business has been trimmed from their video and what remains essentially covers the same subject matter.
It can be found on YouTube. If interested in viewing it, or emailing/calling Don with your own questions, please email Pierre Holden at email@example.com