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Eaton Canada names Sanchez and Veldhuis to low voltage operations


December 2, 2013
By Alyssa Dalton


December 2, 2013 – Perry D’Ortenzio, vice president and general manager of Eaton’s Electrical Sector Canada, has announced Elizabeth Sanchez (first photo) to the position of plant manager for the low voltage distribution assemblies facility in Milton, Ont., where she succeeds Mike Masur who was recently named national engineering manager, Electrical Sector Canada.  

She will be responsible for managing and directing operations in Milton and in New Richmond, Que., to assure attainment of strategic, operational, financial, quality, and employee-related objectives.  

Recently, Sanchez served as plant manager for Eaton’s fluid conveyance facility in Guelph, Ont. Prior to joining Eaton, she held plant manager positions for GE’s Digital Energy and Lighting operations.

A certified Six Sigma Black Belt, she brings “extensive operations and leadership experience as well as a proven track record to the Milton organization,” said D’Ortenzio, adding that “her knowledge and experience in manufacturing and the electrical industry will make her a great addition to our team”.

Meanwhile, Helen Veldhuis (second photo) has been named manager, Canada’s quick-ship satellites and the low voltage enclosed control facility in Mississauga, Ont., where she will be responsible for attaining financial, growth, market, and quality objectives, he continued. This includes responsibility for pricing, negotiations, promotion, order entry, customer order engineering, customer service, health and safety, quality, and employee development.  

Recently, Veldhuis served as the manager, project management and customer service. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) from the University of Guelph in Guelph, Ont., and a Masters of Business Administration.

“Helen brings a strong knowledge of the product delivery system to the position,” said D’Ortenzio. “As well, her prior experience working with the sales organization and interfacing with customers will enhance her effectiveness in the role.”



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