AIAG Names Eaton Corporation Executive to its Board of Directors

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Jeff Place, Eaton Corporation Appointed to AIAG 18-member Board of Directors

His considerable strategic planning and supply chain expertise along with his experience in operations, quality, materials management, logistics and other areas of supply chain management will greatly benefit our members

Jeffrey Place, vice president, supply chain management at Eaton Corporation’s Vehicle Group has been named to Automotive Industry Action Group’s (AIAG) 18-member board of directors.

Place is currently responsible for developing, deploying and executing value creation strategies and activities at Eaton in all aspects of the supply chain for 44 locations, in 12 countries. Place joined Eaton in 2002 as a division supply chain manager at the Automotive Group’s Ann Arbor location and was promoted in 2004 to divisional supply chain manager for the group’s Specialty Controls Division. In 2006 he was again promoted to the global factory manager for Eaton’s Airflex business unit in Cleveland, Ohio. Then in 2007 he was named director of Supply Chain Management for the company’s Automotive Group. Prior to joining Eaton, Place held management positions at Whittman Hart and Honeywell.

“Jeffrey Place is valuable addition to the AIAG board of directors. His considerable strategic planning and supply chain expertise along with his experience in operations, quality, materials management, logistics and other areas of supply chain management will greatly benefit our members in this critical recovery period for the industry,” said Brian Vautaw, chairman of the AIAG’s board of directors and vice president of Information Technology at Lear Corporation.

Eaton Corporation has been a member of AIAG since 1983. Volunteers from the organization have been instrumental in the development of automotive quality related guidelines, supplier reliability programs, quality improvement training for healthcare practices, environmental regulations, and warranty initiatives.

Additional information on AIAG can be found at http://www.aiag.org.

About AIAG
AIAG is a unique not-for-profit organization where for more than 25 years, OEMs, suppliers, service providers, government and academia have worked collaboratively to drive cost and complexity from the supply chain via global standards development and harmonized business practices. AIAG membership has grown to include preeminent OEMs such as Caterpillar, Chrysler Group LLC, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Company, Honda, Navistar International, Nissan, Toyota and many of their part suppliers and service providers. For more information, please visit the organization’s Web site at http://www.aiag.org.

AIAG Media Contact:
Lorrie Kinney
Phone: 248.213.4676

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