Power management company Eaton announced that Stephen Noble has been named vice president of manufacturing, Vehicle Group, reporting to Ken Davis, president, Vehicle Group, effective Jan. 1, 2016. Noble most recently served as vice president, Operations, for Eaton’s Hydraulics business in Istanbul, Turkey. He will be based in Galesburg, MI.
“Stephen’s success in key roles at Eaton along with his range of experiences in operational and strategic roles makes him the right person to lead our manufacturing function throughout the world,” said Davis. “I am especially pleased to have Stephen back with the Vehicle Group given his many years with the business. His knowledge of our business and understanding of our strategy will serve us well.”
Noble joined Eaton in 1983 as an industrial engineering apprentice for the Axle and Brake Division in the United Kingdom, and has held a number of positions of increasing responsibility including plant manager for the Kings Mountain, NC, transmission facility and general manager, Off-Highway Drivelines in Brazil. Prior to his most recent role, Noble was vice president, Operational Excellence, Quality, and Environmental Health and Safety, for the Vehicle Group.
According to the company, Noble holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan, and a bachelor’s degree in business studies from Bolton University in Manchester, United Kingdom.