Issue: Mar 2015


GKN Driveline Americas Names Sandra Bouckley Vice President -- Manufacturing Engineering



by Jon Knox

GKN Driveline Americas announced it has named Sandra Bouckley Vice President - Manufacturing Engineering. Most recently, Bouckley was Vice President Operations, Electrical Systems and Services Group for Eaton Corp.

 

At GKN Driveline Americas, Bouckley will lead all manufacturing engineering activities in North and South America. She will be based at GKN Driveline headquarters in Auburn Hills, Mich.

 

"Sandra brings valuable manufacturing expertise from her experience with some of the industry's leading manufacturers and suppliers," said Robert Willig, president, GKN Driveline Americas. "Under her leadership, we will continue to make our manufacturing excellence a significant competitive advantage that will benefit our customers around the globe."

 

Prior to joining Eaton Corp., Bouckley held a variety of positions including Global Director of Operations for Tyco Electrical and Metal Products, Director of Advanced Manufacturing Engineering at Chrysler Corp., and plant manager at various Chrysler facilities. She has a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering Degree and a Master's of Science in Manufacturing from Kettering University and a Master's of Business Administration from Michigan State University Executive Program.

 

Bouckley is a member of the International Board of Directors for the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) and this year is serving as Vice President.

 

GKN Driveline is the world's leading producer of automotive driveline components and systems including constant velocity joint, all-wheel drive, trans-axle and electric drive systems. Bouckley will oversee manufacturing activities at the company's 11 facilities in the United States, Mexico, Colombia and Brazil.

 

ABOUT GKN

GKN plc is a global engineering group. It has four divisions; GKN Aerospace, GKN Driveline, GKN Powder Metallurgy and GKN Land Systems, which operate in the aerospace, automotive and land systems markets. Nearly 50,000 people work in GKN companies and joint ventures in more than 30 countries. GKN is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: GKN) and recorded sales of GBP7.5 billion in the year to 31 December 2013.

 

ABOUT GKN DRIVELINE

GKN Driveline is the world's leading supplier of automotive driveline components and systems. As a global company serving the world's leading vehicle manufacturers, GKN Driveline develops, builds and supplies an extensive range of automotive driveline components - for use in the smallest ultra low-cost car to the most sophisticated premium vehicle demanding the most complex driving dynamics.

GKN Driveline is a leading global producer of CVJ Systems, AWD Systems, Trans Axle Solutions and eDrive Systems and operates in 22 countries at 46 manufacturing locations, employing approximately 26,500 people.



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