Vice President, Ontario Operations & Membership Engagement
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters
Cyndy Palleske is the vice president of Ontario Operations and Membership Engagement at Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME).
Cyndy’s first responsibility at CME is the same as all CME staff nation-wide – helping manufacturers grow. Cyndy manages the operations of the association’s largest division, Ontario, and uses her extensive background in manufacturing as part of the senior leadership team to drive the development of CME’s national membership engagement and growth strategy.
In her more than 20 years in manufacturing, Cyndy was and continues to serve as an active speaker and participant on multiple panels pertaining to issues and events within the sector. Cyndy has contributed to curriculum development on manufacturing operations and Lean certification courses with local post-secondary institutions and has been a successful mentor and coach in the areas of leadership and operations management.
Cyndy joined CME in September 2018 to use her background to support the growth of the manufacturing sector in Canada, something which she is very passionate about. Cyndy, and the CME team, believe in the future of manufacturing and are actively working with CME members, partners and government agencies to promote initiatives and solutions to reduce the cost of doing business in Canada.
Cyndy’s background is in operations management, spanning multiple manufacturing sectors, including aerospace and defense, automotive, and pharmaceutical.
When asked about her career history, Cyndy’s response was, “I build stuff. Cool stuff.” Having worked on everything from life-saving medicines to cars to aircraft, she continues to be a driving force for change and improvements in the manufacturing sector with CME.