Toronto, Ontario — On Monday, 3M Canada announced the appointment of its new president, Penny Wise.
Wise brings more than 20 years of international experience at 3M and began her career at the Canadian office headquartered in London, Ont. She has held a variety of senior leadership roles, in business, commercialization, brand and corporate marketing.
In her most recent role based in St. Paul, Minnesota, Wise led 3M’s largest business as the Global Marketing Director of the Safety and Industrial Business Group.
In 2015, as the 3M International Marketing Director and Chief Branding Officer, Wise was involved in the launch of a new global tagline for the company—“3M Science. Applied to Life” and has been responsible for several award-winning marketing transformation projects at the company.
“I am so thrilled and proud to be returning to Canada,” said Wise. “It’s an exciting time to be rejoining 3M Canada and I look forward to working alongside the incredible team here to continue creating and elevating exceptional customer experiences.”
Wise holds an MBA from York University, with a specialization in marketing. She also holds a lean black belt in Six Sigma.
Wise succeeds the former 3M Canada president, Lars Hanseid, who has taken on the new role at 3M of the vice president of Europe the Middle East and Africa corporate affairs and governance and managing director of 3M North Europe based out of London, UK.