Susan Kifer, CIO & VP Information Technology Simonds International

As a member of the executive staff, Susan sets IT strategy and ensures key corporate objectives and initiatives are supported by Simonds’ IT projects. She provides leadership to the IT organization, through observation and knowledge of the business. She led multiple M&A IT integrations.  Susan has recommended and implemented workflows, vendor engagements, and technology initiatives that have improved the effectiveness and efficiency of the organization. Susan is passionate about being in a vibrant networking group. She is a member of SIM Boston, 2018 President on the Board and past co-facilitator of the CIO Roundtable. This has given her the opportunity to learn from her peers and coordinate speakers/presentations around the latest technology topics and challenges.  Susan has thirty years of IT and project management experience in a manufacturing environment.  Prior to having joined Simonds, Susan was an IT director for the Stanley Works Fastening and Hand Tools Divisions and led multiple teams in the implementation of ERP and Automated Warehouse systems.  Susan started her IT career as a business analyst for Data General.