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Claisse named vice president of Operational Excellence for ABB
Luc Claisse has been named vice president, Operational Excellence, for ABB Automation Technologies, Low-Voltage Drives in North America, according to Rick Hepperla, sr. vice president and general manager of ABB Low-Voltage Drives. Claisse will oversee all manufacturing operations, supply chain and customer delivery processes for ABB's drives factory operations in New Berlin, Wisconsin, and Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He will be responsible for Operational Excellence programs at these facilities, including capacity planning, productivity improvements, process re-engineering, Lean Manufacturing, production flow, customer configuration and logistics, said Hepperla. The programs will further optimize production and output from the manufacturing facilities, which supply drive products throughout North America.
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