Schneider Electric’s Annette Clayton Elected as NEMA Board of Governors Chair

Annette Clayton


Nov 16, 2020

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The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) announced yesterday Annette Clayton, Chief Executive Officer and President, North America, Schneider Electric, was elected Chair of the NEMA Board of Governors. Clayton joined Schneider Electric in 2011, after serving as Vice President of Global Operations at Dell for five years. Prior to that, Clayton spent 23 years at General Motors in various roles, including President of Saturn Corporation.

“We have faced many new challenges this year, and we saw accelerated demand for a digital world. It’s clear there is a need for new electrical infrastructure that is intelligent and supportive of renewable and sustainable environments,” said Clayton in remarks at the virtual NEMA Annual Meeting.

“It’s time to move NEMA beyond efficiency,” Clayton added. “Together, we can move to a holistic energy system that is connected, cybersecure, renewable, sustainable, and intelligent. I am honored to serve as Chair to be an advocate for the NEMA story that moves us toward that goal.”

“We are very pleased to have Annette as Chair,” said NEMA President and CEO Kevin J. Cosgriff. “Her industry experience and keen insight will be especially important to incorporating the economic and other lessons of 2020 as we plot a course to enhance further the lives of citizens, the health of our businesses, and the well-being of our country in the years ahead.”

In addition to Clayton, the NEMA Board of Governors elected a slate of officers: Vice Chair Richard Stinson, Southwire Company; Treasurer Jack Nehlig, Phoenix Contact; and Immediate Past-Chair Raj Batra, Siemens USA.

The Members also elected four individuals to fill vacancies on the Board of Governors: Bryan Mulligan of Applied Information, Inc; Michael Plaster of ABB; Richard K. Reece of Acuity Brands, Inc.; and Anders Sjoelin of S&C Electric Company.



The National Electrical Manufacturers Association(NEMA) represents nearly 325 electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers that make safe, reliable, and efficient products and systems.Our combined industries account for 370, 000 American jobs in more than 6, 100 facilities covering every state.These industries produce $124 billion in shipments and $42 billion in exports of electrical equipment and medical imaging technologies per year.

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