Patrys Wiid

YKK AP America Inc. has named Patrys Wiid as the vice president of organizational excellence. Wiid brings more than 20 years of experience to this newly created position, which will help move YKK AP forward with added resources and an increased focus on its human capital, according to the company.

Wiid will champion strategic-level human resources development activities for the entire organization. By infusing her expertise into the company, she will strengthen company focus on talent acquisition and development, employee engagement, as well as the advancement of employee-facing technology.

“YKK AP is on a strong path of continued growth and with that comes the innate need to strengthen our company by focusing on our biggest asset – our employees,” says Oliver Stepe, president of YKK AP America Inc. “We recognize that in order to perpetuate our vision of being among the most trusted and admired employers in the United States, the need to drive forward-thinking and progressive employee-centric organizational development activities is critical. Patrys’ many years of human resources leadership will provide YKK AP with significant value as we continue to grow, and we are proud to welcome her to our executive team.”

Wiid has more than 20 years of experience in the human resources field, and has held leadership roles in both manufacturing and professional services organizations. Most recently, Wiid served as a senior human resources leader for Panasonic Automotive Systems, where she oversaw human resources strategy for the engineering arm of the business with more than 1,000 associates.

“I’m excited for this opportunity with YKK AP and to play such a vital role in helping the company to achieve organizational excellence,” says Wiid. “I am impressed with the company’s workforce, and look forward to working with my colleagues as we continue to drive the company’s success forward over the coming years.”

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