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Plant Manager

Phone: (931) ***-****  
Email: w***@***.com
Local Address:  Gainesboro , Tennessee , United States
Eaton Corporation
1111 Superior Avenue
Cleveland , Ohio 44114
United States

Company Description: Eaton Corporation (Eaton) is a diversified power management company. The Company is engaged in the manufacturing of electrical components and systems for power...   more

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Wes Thompson, Plant ..., 17 Feb 2005 [cached]
Wes Thompson, Plant ManagerEaton Corporation, Hydraulics Division
Mr. Thompson will chronicle the transformation of the Gainesboro Operation from a plant that was struggling and slated for closure in the early 1990 s to a plant that has been recognized as world class and is growing.The plant was the sole winner of the Tennessee Quality Excellence Award in 2000.Subsequently, in 2001, the plant won the Eaton Business Excellence Award, the company s internal Baldrige-based award.The Gainesboro Operation has more than doubled in size in recent years.In 2003, a second plant was added in Gainesboro which doubled employment to 220 employees.Mr. Thompson will share best practices and discuss lessons learned during the application process and the continuous improvement journey of his plant.
BIOGRAPHY:Wes Thompson began his career with the Aeroquip Gainesboro Machining Plant in 1985 as a Manufacturing Engineer.He served in a variety of support roles including Tooling Manager, Environmental Manager and Quality Manager before being promoted to Plant Manager in 1996.Aeroquip was acquired by Eaton Corporation in 1999.In 2001, Mr. Thompson also assumed responsibility for the Eaton Machining Plant in Petersburg, Illiniois.
Mr. Thompson has a bachelor s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tennessee Technological University.He and his wife Ruby have three children, two in college and one in high school.His hobbies include travel, sports and family activities.
TN Center for Performance Excellence, 16 May 2013 [cached]
Wes Thompson Plant Manager Eaton Corporation
TNCPE - Board of Directors, 5 Sept 2006 [cached]
Mr. Wes ThompsonPlant ManagerEaton Corporation
MSQPC - The Quality Center - TCPE Page, 22 May 2004 [cached]
* Wes Thompson, plant manager of Eaton Corp. in Gainesboro (winner of the TN Excellence Award);
Home, 1 Jan 2006 [cached]
Wes ThompsonPlant Manager
Eaton Corporation
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