St. Paul, Minnesota-based 3M announces the appointment of Penny Wise as the new president of 3M Canada.
Wise brings more than 20 years of international experience at 3M to her new post. She began her career at the Canadian head office based in London, Ontario, and has held a variety of senior leadership roles at 3M in business, commercialization, brand and corporate marketing. In her most recent role, based at company headquarters in St. Paul, Wise led 3M’s largest business as global marketing director of the Safety and Industrial Business Group. Prior to joining 3M, Wise was a marketing leader in the Canadian hardware industry.
One of her most notable accomplishments at 3M is well-known outside the company. In 2015, as the international marketing director and chief branding officer, Wise was instrumental in successfully launching a new global tagline for the company: “3M Science. Applied to Life.”
“I am so thrilled and proud to be returning to Canada,” says Wise. “It’s an exciting time to be re-joining 3M Canada and I look forward to working alongside the incredible team here to continue creating and elevating exceptional customer experiences.”
Wise succeeds the former 3M Canada president, Lars Hanseid, who has taken on the new role at 3M of vice president of Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) corporate affairs and governance, as well as becoming managing director of 3M’s North Europe Region. He is based in London.