SOUTHFIELD, Mich … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced that Jeff Schick has been named vice president and general manager for the Vehicle Group’s supercharger operations, effective June 15. He will report to Nanda Kumar, president of the Vehicle Group in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Schick will be located in Marshall, Michigan.
Schick joined Eaton in 2004 and for the past two years has been director of the Hydraulics Group’s global agriculture and forestry market segment. A search is underway to find a successor for Schick in this role.
In his current role, Schick has fostered relationships with key customers, analyzed potential acquisitions and alliances, and tracked technology trends, global regulations, economic indicators and other leading market factors to build value propositions and create an overall strategy for the segment globally.
“Jeff has a great track record,” said Kumar. “We are excited to have him take the helm of the supercharger team as we look to double this business in the near future and work toward additional growth in new market segments.”
Prior to his current position, Schick was director of manufacturing operations for the Hydraulics Controls Division where he oversaw five manufacturing facilities. Before joining Eaton, Schick spent 13 years working for John Deere in a variety of product development, engineering and operations management roles.
Schick earned a master’s degree in systems engineering from Iowa State University and an master’s of business administration from the University of Iowa. He has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with more than 100 years of experience providing energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power. With 2011 sales of $16.0 billion, Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 72,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.