Schneider Electric (Andover, Mass.): Annette Clayton is Schneider’s new president and chief executive officer, North America Operations. Clayton will continue to serve as the group’s chief supply chain officer leading the Global Supply Chain organization, a position she has held since joining Schneider in 2011. In her dual capacity, Clayton will remain a member of Schneider Electric’s executive committee.
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. Before joining Schneider Electric in 2011, Clayton was vice president of global operations at Dell for five years. She also spent 23 years at General Motors, in various roles, including president of Saturn Corp.