Chief Executive Officer, Schneider Electric North America
Annette Clayton serves as the chief executive officer for Schneider Electric North America. Clayton is responsible for the region’s business strategy, developing and fostering new growth business models specifically in the areas of sustainability, decarbonization and renewables. In her role she is partnering with innovators, industry and governments to further the mission towards an all-electric world. She is a member of the company’s Executive Committee.
Clayton has led the execution of the North America region comprised of 30,000 employees that generated sales of more than $8.5 billion in 2021. Through December 2019, she also held the title of Chief Supply Chain Officer and led the $13.4 billion Global Supply Chain (GSC) operation. GSC is comprised of about 86,000 employees and encompasses 207 manufacturing factories and 98distribution centers in 44 countries that Gartner ranked as No. 4 globally in their annual Top 25 list. Clayton’s scope also included overseeing the company’s Customer Satisfaction & Quality, and Safety, Environment and Real Estate organizations.
Prior to joining Schneider Electric in 2011, Clayton served as the vice president, Global Operations, Dell, and led the transformation of its global supply chain and fulfillment model aimed at providing the lowest cost and best value of products for the company’s wide array of customers. She previously served as the vice president, Dell Americas Operations, and oversaw the manufacturing and fulfillment operations in the Americas region. Clayton was also responsible for the commercial order management and customer care operations for the region’s 20 sites in 16 countries.
From 1983 to 2006 Clayton worked at General Motors Corporation in senior management roles, including the president of Saturn Corporation. In this capacity she oversaw its strategic direction, financial accountability, and profit and loss responsibility. She was also a member of the company’s North American Strategy Board and served as the vice president of Quality, among other production, engineering and management positions.
Clayton chairs the National Electrical Manufacturers Association and is a board of director for the National Association of Manufacturers. She represents Schneider Electric’s innovation at the edge investments by serving on the AlphaStruxure board, a joint venture with The Carlyle Group aimed at delivering energy-as-a-service in a renewable manner including the use of microgrids. She also holds board positions with Uplight, a Schneider Electric financially backed technology partner for energy providers and the clean energy ecosystem, and with Qmerit, a green energy leader that simplifies the adoption of electrification products for residential and small business markets. She is also a board of director for two publicly held companies, Duke Energy, where she serves on their Audit and Operations & Nuclear Oversight committees, and NXP Semiconductors, where she serves as a non-executive director and compensation committee member. Clayton also serves as a founding member of the Zero100 Advisory Board to further cross-industry efforts to design supply chains that deliver breakthrough customer experiences that make positive environmental and societal contributions. As a Champion for the JourneyToLead organization, Clayton contributes to accelerating the diversity and trajectory of women in leadership.
Clayton graduated from Wright State University with a bachelor’s degree in general engineering and obtained a master’s degree in engineering management from the University of Dayton. She has also completed the London Business School executive development program.
Clayton brings to Schneider Electric years of experience in manufacturing, engineering operations, quality and productivity improvements, business process and strategic development, operational planning, budgeting and cost controls, labor relations and strategic partnerships, M&A, business development, and governance.
Aamir Paul is the President of North America Operations and a member of the Executive Committee for Schneider Electric. In this role he leads the commercial operations for Canada, Mexico, and the United States to deliver best-in-class solutions for partners and end users across our Energy Management and Industrial Automation businesses.
Prior to his role, Aamir served as the U.S. Country President for more than three years responsible for its commercial operations. He has also led Business Operations and the National Sales team for the U.S. since joining the company in 2013.
Before arriving at Schneider Electric, Aamir worked at Dell for more than a decade, where he held several key roles of increasing responsibility in both North America and Europe. He served as Dell’s Senior Vice President of Server Solutions, leading the development and execution of the company’s go-to-market strategy for all key markets and customer segments world-wide. He also had global sales responsibility for Data Center Solutions (DCS) and High-Performance Computing (HPC), focusing on the top 100 customer relationships.
Earlier in his career, Aamir worked as a Process Engineer at AlliedSignal (now a part of Honeywell). He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL and has completed advanced management studies at University of Chicago Booth and INSEAD. Aamir serves as a board of director for the National Association of Electrical Distributors and the Executives’ Club of Chicago.
Jean-Pascal Tricoire joined Schneider Electric in 1986. He was appointed to the Executive Committee in charge of the International Division end of 2001, became COO late in 2003, President & Chief Executive Officer in 2006 and has finally been named Chairman & CEO in April 2013.
His career at Schneider Electric has developed largely outside France in operational functions in Italy, China, South Africa and USA.
Jean-Pascal holds a degree in Electronic Engineering and a MBA.
Moreover, Jean-Pascal has been President of the France-China Committee from 2009 to 2018.
He currently sits on the Global CEO Council of China’s President Xi Jinping since 2014, as well as on the Advisory Board of the Mayors of Beijing since 2016 and Shanghai since 2011.
He is President of the Global Compact France since 2014 and holds a seat on the worldwide board of the UN Global Compact. He was one of the Glassdoor’s Top CEOs, U.S. Large Companies in 2019.
Jean-Pascal also represents Schneider as a UN HeForShe Corporate IMPACT champion working with other heads of state, universities and companies to advance gender equality.
Andre Babineau is Marketing Director for the Next-Generation Industry Automaton Incubator at Schneider Electric. Andre is based in Montreal, Canada and brings over 20 years of global experience in sales, marketing, business process analysis and design, change management, and leadership in industrial automation. At Schneider Electric, Industrial Automation, Andre is responsible for the global strategy and overall requirements for current and next generation industrial automation solutions.
Prior to joining Schneider Electric, Andre directed several large technical, sales, and pre-sales teams across multiple industries. Andre has a BSC in Electrical Engineering from Université Laval.
Kevin is responsible for the Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) and IT infrastructure management software business, which provides customers insight into the resiliency and availability of their infrastructure. He also serves as head of the Energy Management Technology Research Center, which researches market trends and creates content that helps customers make smart and pragmatic business and technology decisions.
Formerly CTO and CMO of Secure Power, Kevin has held senior management roles in product development, marketing, and software development in the power electronics and HVAC industries. He’s passionate about harnessing technology to address the challenges of resiliency, availability, and sustainability. He has a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University.
IoT World named Kevin its inaugural CxO of the Year in 2019 for outstanding leadership in IoT success, and Data Economy selected him as one of the World’s Top 50 Edge Computing Influencers in 2018.
Steven Carlini is the Vice President of Innovation and Data Center for Schneider Electric. Steven is responsible developing integrated solutions and communicating the value proposition for Schneider Electric’s data center segment including enterprise and cloud data centers. A frequent speaker at industry conferences and forums, Steven is an expert on the foundation layer of data centers which include Power & Power Distribution, Cooling & Technical Cooling, Rack systems, Physical Security, DCIM Management solutions that improve availability and maximize performance. Steven has been responsible for guiding the direction of many industry changing products and solutions that solve real customer problems or give businesses competitive advantages. Steven holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma, and an MBA in International Business from the CT Bauer School at the University of Houston.
Philippe Delorme joined Schneider Electric in 1996. He is Executive Vice-President, Energy Management since 2019 and Member of the Executive Committee since 2009.
He held various positions in operations in the US and in France. He started his career as a Solution Sales engineer and then took R&D management position within the Electrical Distribution division in France up to 2000. He then took responsibility for the Power Monitoring & Control business between 2000 up to 2007 (in France at the beginning and as of 2004 in the US).
In 2008, Philippe took the job of executive secretary of the Executive committee and drove the definition and execution of the Company Transformation program called One Schneider Electric. In 2009 he became Executive Vice-President, Strategy & Innovation and joined the Executive Committee of the Group. Afterward, in 2012, he obtained the role of the Executive Vice President, Building & IT, based in Hong Kong. Since February 2019, he holds the position of Executive Vice President, Energy Management Bussiness.
Philippe graduated from the Centrale Paris engineering school and has completed a MBA of International Business at Sciences Po Paris (France).
Monique Elliott is SVP of Global Marketing at Schneider Electric, Industrial Automation, based in Boston, Massachusetts. Monique brings over 20 years of global experience in marketing, sales, commercial operations, ecommerce, and digital transformation across several industries. At Schneider Electric, Industrial Automation, Monique is responsible for all areas of marketing including demand generation, value proposition development, segment marketing, digital customer experience, and communications.
Prior to joining Schneider Electric, Monique was Global Head of Customer Experience Marketing at ABB Electrification Products in Zurich, Switzerland. Monique joined ABB through the acquisition of GE Industrial Solutions where she was Chief Marketing Officer for the division. Monique spent 15 years with GE holding various commercial roles including the Global Head of Digital Commerce at GE Power, Chief Marketing Officer for GE Vendor Finance, VP of Strategic Marketing at GE Capital Americas, and Managing Director for the GE Commercial Finance Inside Sales Center. Before GE, Monique led sales operations for a California bay area software company.
Monique has an M.B.A. in Marketing from Northeastern University and a B.A. from California State University.
Mark Feasel is responsible for the Electric Utility segment, Smart Grid, and Microgrid for Schneider Electric in North America. Throughout his career at Schneider Electric he has held leadership roles in Energy Management, Power Quality, Utility Solutions, Oil & Gas Solutions, Electrical Distribution Protection and Automation, and Microgrids. Mark joined Schneider Electric in 2005 through the company’s acquisition of Power Measurement, Inc., and began his career with the United States Navy serving in the Electrical Division of ballistic missile nuclear submarine. Mark is a graduate of the University of Toledo.