Women in Manufacturing 2023
March 2, 2023 at
2:55 pm – 3:15 pm
Fireside chat with industry leaders
- Linda Trbizan, Senior Vice President, Assembly Operations - Stellantis North America
- Mary Larson, Partner, MNP
Linda Trbizan was named senior vice-president of North American assembly operations at Stellantis in September 2022. In this role, she is responsible for improving operational efficiency, productivity and quality while also supporting the Company’s Dare Forward 2030 long-term strategic plan at nine U.S. and Canada assembly plants that produce Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram vehicles. Trbizan joined Stellantis from Amazon in Brampton, Ontario, where she was a general manager. Trbizan has spent most of her career in the automotive industry. With roles of increasing responsibility, she made the transition from finance to plant leadership, where she led teams of hourly and salaried workers in exceeding benchmarks for quality and efficiency. Prior to her role with Amazon, Trbizan served as the plant director at General Motors Canada CAMI Assembly in Ingersoll, Ontario, where she oversaw all aspects of the plant’s performance, including building an EV van for commercial purposes.
Mary Larson is a Partner in MNP’s Montreal Office and National Strategy Practice Leader. She also leads the firm’s ESG and EDI practices. Mary helps CEOs and S-Suite executives clarify and build alignment around their strategies, strengthen leadership capacity, and embed cultures that foster outstanding execution. Mary has worked with clients across North and South America, Europe and Asia; more recent engagements include the Business Development Bank of Canada, Export Development Canada, the Canadian Canola Growers’ Association, the government of Alberta, Magna International, McGill University, Brock University, Drs. Manitoba, the Institute for Corporate Directors and Waterfront Toronto, as well as several municipalities. Through global strategic senior executive roles at leading international companies and partnerships in top-tier consulting firms, Mary has built relevant skills in strategy, sustainability, and organizational culture. She led the global transformation team at McDonald’s, directed technology commercialization at Alcan, and led Strategy and Government Affairs at a noted Canadian food manufacturer and distributor. Her commitment to sustainability over two decades led to a national leadership role in ESG (Environment, Social and Governance), with a particular focus on the “Social”.