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Mario Pilozzi  

Former CEO of Wal-Mart Canada, Speaks on Leadership, Management and Change

Get the inside story on the success of one of the countrys highest profile companies, Wal-Mart Canada. Who better to provide this perspective than the man who led the Wal-Mart team through this tranformation, Mario Pilozzi, the former CEO and current international consultant to Wal-Mart divisions around the world?

This is the company that is known for its meteoric growth, its legendary efficient distribution and its powerful customer attraction. Wal-Marts arrival in Canada led the way for all the other big box stores, and had a major effect on many Canadian businesses beyond retail. Manufacturers came face-to-face with volume demands they had never seen; shipping and distribution services transformed themselves into supply-chain experts; and commercial real estate developed a whole new face in the expanding suburbs and rural areas. Wal-Marts arrival in Canada was a game-changer, and everyone has something to learn from that story.

Management success is not industry specific: This is a story that has something for all segments of your audience: municipalities, manufacturers, technology, retailers, academe and research. It is all about the people says Pilozzi and people are the common denominator to every organization.

Mr. Pilozzis presentation is illustrated with great stories that resonate with his audiences. It also includes a-no-holds-barred question and answer session that is lively and informative and a highlight of every presentation. This is a talk for those who want to learn about how Wal-Mart works so that they can apply those lessons to their own organizations.

Son of an immigrant family, Mario Pilozzi spent his entire career in retail. He began that career stocking shelves at Woolworths in Montreal and worked his way up through that corporation. He earned a series of increasingly responsible positions across the country as the company transformed itself into Woolco and was a senior Vice President at the time of the Wal-Mart takeover. When Pilozzii was tapped to be the leader of the team, it was their job to transform that limping chain into a Canadian juggernaught that now serves over 1,000,000 customers a day with 85,000 associates and some 320 stores across the country.


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