Leadership - CHEP North America

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Laura Nador


Laura Nador

President
CHEP North America

Laura joined Brambles in 2003 and was appointed President, CHEP North America and a member of Brambles’ Executive Leadership Team, effective January 1, 2018. Prior to this, Laura held a number of senior leadership roles at CHEP. In July 2016, she was appointed Senior Vice President / General Manager of the CHEP USA Pooled Pallets business and then President, CHEP USA in March 2017, when she assumed additional responsibilities for the CHEP Recycled Pallets, Pallecon and Automotive businesses in the USA. Earlier, Laura had a successful tenure as Vice President, Supply Chain in CHEP Latin America, where she drove a strong network optimization and accelerated automation strategy. In 2008, she was Vice President and Country General Manager, CHEP Iberia. Despite the significant economic headwinds in Spain at the time, Laura grew the CHEP Iberia business, improved customer relationships and strengthened the leadership team. In 2006, she was Vice President, RPCs (Reusable Plastic Crates), Europe. Laura started her career with Brambles as Director, Retail Sales, CHEP Europe.

Prior to Brambles, Laura worked for a number of years at the Fortune 500 logistics company, Ryder. Laura holds a Master of Engineering from the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina) and a Master in Business Administration from the London Business School.

Paola Floris


Paola Floris

Vice President and Country General Manager
CHEP Canada

Paola joined Brambles in 2001 and was promoted to Vice President and Country General Manager, CHEP Canada in 2016. She began her career with the company as Customer Service Director, CHEP Italy, and was promoted to Retail Director in 2009. Paola was instrumental in building relationships with major customers in Italy, and her work resulted in Italy having one of the highest growth rates in the CHEP Europe portfolio. Paola was appointed as Country General Manager, CHEP Italy in 2013, and held that position until her promotion to the Canadian leadership role.

Paola has a degree in economics from the Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, and a Master of Business Administration degree from SDA Bocconi.

Amelia Otlowski


Amelia Otlowski

Sr. Director & GM, CHEP Pallecon and Automotive
CHEP
 

Amelia joined CHEP in 2004, and is currently the Senior Director and General Manager for two business units in North America: CHEP Automotive & Industrial Solutions and CHEP Pallecon Solutions. Previously, she held roles in Operations, Logistics, Tactical Planning and Industrial Engineering across the CHEP Pallet business, and now leads the Containers division in North America.

Amelia holds a bachelor of science in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida, and resides in Michigan with her husband and two children.

Christine Watkins


Christine Watkins

Senior Vice President, CFO
CHEP North America

Christine joined CHEP in 2017 as Senior Vice President, CFO for North America. In this role she is responsible for the finance function supporting the U.S. and Canada Pooled Pallet businesses, and the U.S. Automotive and Containers operations. With over 20 years of experience across manufacturing, consumer products and retail, Christine brings her expertise in finance, strategic planning, operations general management, and system/process transformation.

Prior to joining CHEP, Christine held leadership positions at Molson Coors Brewing Company, Starbucks, Coca-Cola Enterprises and KPMG. Her broad areas of expertise include growth trajectory planning, business and value driver analysis, financial forecasting and reporting, shareholder value creation, M&A and acquisition integration, quantitative risk management, capital allocation governance, and finance transformation.

Christine obtained a B.S. in Management and Accounting from Tulane University, A.B. Freeman School of Business and earned her Certified Public Accountant credentials in Maryland. As an executive thought leader, she has written professionally on financial topics, and is a regular speaker at finance-specific conferences, especially on the execution of transformational projects.

Mona Garland​


Mona Garland​

Vice President, Human Resources
CHEP North America

Mona joined CHEP as Vice President, Human Resources, CHEP North America in 2016. Prior to this role, Mona was a Senior Director, Human Resources with Intuitive Surgical. Previously, she spent eight years in human resources leadership positions across three different businesses for the General Electric Company. She holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Arts in Organizational Management and Leadership from the University of Wisconsin and SHRM-SCP certification.

Vishal Patell


Vishal Patell

Vice President, Marketing and Customer Solutions
CHEP North America 

Vishal joined CHEP in 2004 and was named Vice President for Marketing and Customer Solutions in February 2018. During his first few years at CHEP, Vishal held various roles in Supply Chain, Strategy and General Management. In 2007, he helped launch the CHEP business in India and served as Director, Supply Chain until June 2011. After returning to the U.S., Vishal led the strategy function for CHEP Americas until August 2013, when he was named Vice President for Retail Supply Chain Solutions for CHEP USA. In that role, Vishal managed relationships with the company’s top 100 retail customers.

Vishal has previous supply chain experience in the apparel and pharmaceutical industries. He holds a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Southern California and an MBA in International Business from the University of South Carolina.

Christopher Young


Christopher Young

Senior Vice President, Supply Chain
CHEP North America

Chris joined CHEP in 2002 and became Senior Vice President, Supply Chain, CHEP North America in 2015. Prior to this role, Chris held a variety of leadership positions in the areas of Retail Supply Chain, Asset Recovery, Logistics, Planning and Operations. Previously, he spent seven years in the telecommunications industry. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida.

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