Annette Clayton

Annette Clayton

Annette Clayton serves as the chief executive officer & president of North America Operations and chief supply chain officer for Schneider Electric. In her dual capacity, Clayton is responsible for driving business strategy and execution of the Group’s largest operating region comprised of 30,000 employees in four business units and a services division that generated sales of approximately 6.6 billion euro in 2015. She also leads the 12 billion euro supply chain operation comprised of 90,000 employees and that encompasses 212 manufacturing factories and 100+ distribution centers in 44 countries. Clayton’s scope also includes overseeing the company’s Customer Satisfaction & Quality, and Safety, Environment and Real Estate organizations. She serves as a member of the company’s Executive Committee and is based in Andover, Massachusetts. Prior to joining Schneider Electric in 2011, Clayton served as the vice president, Global Operations, Dell, and led the transformation of its global supply chain and fulfillment model aimed at providing the lowest cost and best value of products for the company’s wide array of customers. She previously served as the vice president, Dell Americas Operations, and oversaw the manufacturing and fulfillment operations in the Americas region. Clayton was also responsible for the commercial order management and customer care operations for the region’s 20 sites in 16 countries. From 1983 to 2006 Clayton worked at General Motors Corporation in senior management roles, including the president of Saturn Corporation. In this capacity she oversaw its strategic direction, financial accountability, and profit and loss responsibility. She was also a member of the company’s North American Strategy Board and served as the vice president of Quality, among other production, engineering and management positions. Clayton serves on the board of directors for Polaris Industries and is the chair of the technology committee and a member of the compensation committee. She is also on the executive advisory board for SCM World. Clayton graduated from Wright State University with a bachelor’s degree in general engineering and also obtained a master’s degree in engineering management from the University of Dayton. She has also completed the London Business School executive development program. Clayton brings to Schneider Electric years of experience in manufacturing, engineering operations, quality and productivity improvements, business process and strategic development, operational planning, budgeting and cost controls, labor relations and strategic partnerships.

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