Miguel Lopez, B.Eng, MSc, MBA is an Operations and Supply Chain Management professional with 20+ years of experience in the Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Industries. Miguel has a Bachelor’s in Industrial Engineering and a Master’s degree in Manufacturing. He started as a Production Planner in Becton Dickinson in Mexico City. Miguel migrated to Canada 10 years ago and got his first job as a Consultant for Accenture. He later changed jobs to Talecris (blood/plasma industry) during which he also completed his MBA from the Laurier School of Business and Economics at the Toronto campus. Currently he works for SciCan as Director of Operations where he is revamping the Supply Chain, Procurement and Production long term strategy with more than 50 reports. Miguel volunteers with Access Employment, mentoring professional newcomers to integrate into their fields of experience here in Canada. He is also a mentor for TRIEC (Toronto Region Immigrant Council). Miguel will share his professional journey in Canada and explain the process of creating a Professional Development Plan.
Marilyn Spink, P.Eng began her 30-year engineering career in Northern Ontario’s mining, pulp and paper industries and then moved to steelmaking operations in both the US and Canada. At Hatch, SNC-Lavalin, Wardrop (now Tetra Tech) and Golder Associates, as a multi-discipline engineering manager and a process engineer at heart, she led and supported teams of professional engineers and designers. She is now mentoring engineers and project managers with Isherwood Geostructural Engineers. She has been a licensed professional engineer (PEO) since 1995, a member of the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) since its inception. In 2014, she was appointed the lieutenant governor appointee to PEO Council.