AIAG Names Eaton Corporation Executive to its Board of Directors
Jeff Place, Eaton Corporation Appointed to AIAG 18-member Board of Directors
Southfield, Mich. (Vocus) March 18, 2010 -- 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
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 www.aiag.org.
AIAG is a unique not-for-profit organization where for more than 25 years, OEMs, suppliers, service pro