Megan Tzanoukakis

Getting There

Tzanoukakis

Last updated on May 14th, 2019 at 04:25 am

Tzanoukakis

Megan Tzanoukakis

Vice president of supply chain

Sussex IM

Age: 30

Hometown: Hartford

Education: Bachelor’s and master’s in accounting, Marquette University; licensed CPA

Previous position: Fulfillment and systems manager


How is your new role different?

“I’m working to maintain and increase efficiencies among purchasing, customer service, scheduling, warehouse and distribution. (In my previous role) I worked with all of these departments on a daily basis. They were kind of separated. We’re bringing them all together to gain efficiencies.”

What drew you to manufacturing?

“I worked at (PricewaterhouseCoopers) for four years. I was an auditor and I mainly focused on manufacturing companies. I loved accounting but I really had a hard time sitting behind a desk all day. I ended up really loving operations and that’s how I moved into the supply chain area. I actually ended up loving that more than accounting.”

Aspects of leadership position you like?

“This (role) gives me a little more leverage of saying if we want to do something bold or make a change that’s really impactful to the company, I can do that without having to go through a lot of levels of management.”

Outside the office?

“I’m a board member for the Sussex Chamber of Commerce. I’m in charge of our annual golf outing. It’s Aug. 2. I really like to spend time with my husband and my son. He’s 19 months old so he’s a handful and likes to spend a lot of time outside.”

What keeps you in the area?

“I know a lot of my friends from college, everyone moved to Chicago or bigger cities, but I think Milwaukee has a lot to offer. I also like living in Sussex because we’re only 35 minutes from downtown … you can still go to Brewers games and Bucks games or downtown for a night and not feel like you’re spending much time to get there.”

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