About the founder
Laura Mottola is a seasoned professional mining engineer and business executive with over 30 years of global experience across the mining and manufacturing industries. She is recognized worldwide as a leader in operational excellence, innovation and business transformation in the natural resources sector. In addition to her dedication to Lean thinking and practice, she is passionate about integrating systems thinking, circular economy and other concepts to develop collaborative approaches that help solve complex industry problems.
Laura is a member of the Lean Enterprise Institute’s faculty and regularly teaches Lean Strategy Deployment (Hoshin Kanri) to global industry organizations and executive teams. She founded Flow Partners, a boutique consulting firm with operations in Canada and Chile, which is now part of the BBA Group, a Canadian engineering consulting firm that specializes in the mining and metals and energy sectors. Laura is Vice-President of Advisory Services, a partner and part of the management team at BBA.
Notably, Laura was named in the inaugural edition of the 100 most inspirational women in mining by Women in Mining UK. She holds a B.Eng. in Mining and a Master’s of Engineering degree in Mining Automation from McGill University.