Mullieka started her continuous improvement journey as a Black Belt with Kodak in 1997. She was selected as one of 32 students to participate in the inaugural class. She led several projects where significant savings were achieved. She later joined the Lean manufacturing division where she led several Kaizen events aimed at productivity and maintenance improvements as well as trained several employees on Lean manufacturing methodology.
She was recruited to join Maple leaf Foods in 2004 where she was a 6 sigma Blackbelt and later promoted to the Director of Network Optimization. In this role she led a cross-functional team responsible for moving 500 products from six legacy plants to the new $400M “state of the art facility”. This resulted in doubling the adjusted EBITDA margin. After the acquisition of Schneider Foods she was responsible for leading a team to deliver $36 M in savings through a significant simplification and category overhaul.
Mullieka joined FMAV in 2016 as the VP National Operations with a mandate of improving company EBITDA performance. She was later promoted to VP of Business Process Excellence where she institutionalized the first Project Management Office enabling critical project selection and project execution facilitating the achievement of the company’s annual strategy plan. In preparation for sale to PSAV (a Blackstone private equity portfolio company) she served as a key member of the executive team on its restructuring and exit which was completed in under 5 years at a significant increase in value.
Mullieka holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree from the Technical University of N.S.. She is a 6 Sigma Black Belt and Lean Manufacturing Consultant as well as a Certified Project Management Professional with PMI. She has a passion for teaching, coaching and mentoring young professionals She also served on the Women’s Forum Board of Directors at Kodak helping champion issues facing women in achieving professional success in manufacturing roles.
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