Annette Clayton to head Schneider Electric North America

Tuesday June 21, 2016
Written by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Annette Clayton to head Schneider Electric North America
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Jun. 21, 2016 - Schneider Electric has appointed Annette Clayton president and CEO of its North America operations, where she will be based at the company’s North American headquarters in Andover, Mass. and responsible for driving business strategy and execution for the region.

In addition to her new role, Clayton will continue to serve as the group’s chief supply chain officer leading the global supply chain organization. In her dual capacity, she will remain a member of Schneider’s Executive Committee, said the company.

“I am excited to take leadership of our North American business,” said Clayton, who joined the company in 2011. “This market is very dynamic and has evolved as the forerunner in driving innovation across the entire energy value chain. I look forward to driving and supporting this innovation as part of our brand promise, to our customers, partners and employees, as together we lead this new energy landscape.”

She replaces Laurent Vernerey, who has led the North America region for the last three years and concludes a 30-year career at Schneider Electric.

“Annette has been a transformational leader in our business,” said Jean-Pascal Tricoire, Schneider chairman and CEO. “She has led our supply chain to become one of the most efficient, safe and reliable in the world — transforming it into a strategic advantage for our business and our partners. I am excited to see her bring her leadership skills to our largest region, and one of our biggest market opportunities.”

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