Full Speaker's Biography



Barb Callander

Vice President, Operations Excellence & Learning
Maple Leaf Foods Inc

Barbara Callander is Vice President, Operations Excellence-Six Sigma and Learning, at Maple Leaf Foods (MLF) where she focuses on continuous improvement and process optimization with manufacturing teams. With more than 30 years of experience in the automotive and food industries, including leadership roles in Operations, Labour Relations, Quality, Manufacturing Engineering, Program Management and Lean-Six Sigma she has been a leader in developing young women in non-traditional roles. As a keen supporter of diversity and inclusion, she is a past president of the GM of Canada Woman’s Advisory Council, a current member of the MLF Diversity & Inclusion Council and an active mentor to young women in the workforce.

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