Environment & Sustainability
Women in Forestry
Top 10 Under 40: Meet Tania Prevost from Kruger Prouducts
October 20, 2023 By Sukanya Ray Ghosh
The next generation of leaders in Canada’s pulp and paper industry are striving hard to build a resilient future. The winners of the 2023 Top 10 Under 40 program are constantly raising the bar for their peers with their forward-thinking initiatives and their zeal to make a lasting difference. The future of the industry is in the secure hands of these young professionals. They not only take ownership of their responsibilities but contribute beyond what is expected of them.
The winners this year work in different roles and capacities within the industry, but share some key characteristics – strong work ethic, commitment to their roles and a desire to innovate and improve.
Today, we introduce Tania Prevost, environment and continuous improvement manager, Kruger Products, Mississauga, Ont.
Tania Prevost has worked in the pulp and paper industry for the last 10 years as an engineer specializing in continuous improvement and the environment. She joined Kruger Products in 2019 as part of the start-up team for the Sherbrooke, QC TAD Tissue facility.
As a process engineer, she helped establish the operating systems by creating manufacturing procedures, lock-out tag-out documents and approval checklists for chemical products. Prevost also conducted risk analyses for health and safety and validated the control loops. She effectively tapped her network, both external and internal, to compile all the required best practices and processes; through working with her colleagues at other plants, she applied their knowledge and experiences to build a Daily Rhythm Board which included Key Performance Indicators (KPI) for each department that was reviewed at daily leadership meetings.
As environment and continuous improvement manager, Prevost has taken the lead to implement the ISO 50001 energy management system at the Sherbrooke TAD facility that will set targets and put in place systematic improvements. Upon joining Kruger Products, she completed the prerequisites to progress from the green belt to the black belt six-sigma certification by successfully implementing KPIs for waste calculations with the converting team.
Prevost is a member of the company’s women’s network development committee which supports women in manufacturing roles. She is generous with her knowledge and expertise with the interns on her team. This year, she has helped form six teams to participate in a fundraising race that supports children in need. Prevost also serves as an ambassador of the Order of Engineers of Quebec.
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