For Immediate Release
Ottawa, ON, May 22, 2012 – Stratford Managers Corporation, the multi-discipline management consulting firm for organizations that demand better performance, today announced the launch of Operations and Engineering practices within their range of services with the addition of industry veterans Colleen Kelley as Vice President of Operations and Chris Barrett as Vice President of Engineering.
Colleen is a seasoned business leader with outstanding skills in profit and loss management, customer orientation, program management and supply chain management. She has extensive experience in merger and acquisition activities as well as in leading organizations through substantial transitions. Prior to Stratford Managers, Colleen was Vice President Operations and Plant Manager at Sanmina-SCI, where she led the consolidation of their Pointe-Claire facility into Ottawa as well as the integration of SanminaSCI’s acquisition of BreconRidge Corporation. She has also held senior management positions at Selectron and Nortel Networks. Colleen holds a CMA designation.
Chris comes to Stratford Managers with over 16 years experience in engineering management, R&D and operations. His expertise spans all aspects of product lifecycle management from hardware, mechanical design, system and management software, through to testing, support, operations and supply chain. Prior to Stratford Managers, Chris was VP of Engineering at Pleora Technologies, and has held engineering management roles in companies of all sizes, from start-ups to large enterprises such as Nortel, Alcatel and CIENA.
“Stratford Managers helps clients improve their business performance through a range of multidisciplinary consulting services,” said Jim Roche, founder and CEO of Stratford Managers. “The addition of Colleen and Chris to our team extends our services into operations and engineering, two areas in which high performance is essential for innovation-based organizations.”
Stratford Managers was recently named one of the top 10 Fastest Growing Companies by the Ottawa Business Journal.
Stratford Managers Corporation is a multi-disciplined management consulting firm comprised of seasoned business executives with decades of experience across a wide range of markets and functional disciplines. Headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario, the company takes a hands-on approach to assignments that go well beyond just research and recommendations. Stratford Managers’ experts work side-by-side with clients to tackle the toughest business challenges, becoming trusted partners in client success.
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For additional information contact:
Doug Michaelides VP of Marketing Stratford Managers Corporation
613 355 4181