Kathleen Niles, President & CEO, Nessis Inc. Entrepreneurial leader who co-founded Nessis Inc., a leader in Manufacturing & Quality expert who lead large scale process re-engineering in large and small manufacturing operations. Kathleen Niles started her career on the shop floors of Northern Telecom and is one of Canada’s most successful innovation stories. Deep in the trenches of Nortel’s computerized drilling and engineering division, she spent over 20 progressive years providing and directing training, amassing firsthand experience in the complexities of productivity, process and training challenges. After Nortel, she spent another decade working in a variety of roles including quality, line management, IT, process control, change management and training. As President & CEO of Nessis Inc., she has applied her real world expertise to create a leading edge Manufacturing Execution System to greatly improve manufacturing’s bottom line. She has created a very specialized team to help with this vision, execution and growth. With an impressive customer list including NovaBus, GFL, SpencerARL and Demers Ambulance, Kathleen is transforming the manufacturing industry to have real time operations management on the factory floor. Kathleen is committed to helping other Entrepreneur’s through their business growth as a BACD Board Member and mentor for various Entrepreneurship Programs.