EATON CORPORATION - CLUTCH DIVISION
MBA, Operations Management, Loyola University, 1986
B.S. Education, Northern Illinois University, 1979
Lowell Puls is the Operations Manager for the manufacturing portion of Eaton's worldwide clutch division; headquartered in Auburn Indiana. The clutch division is a segment of Eaton’s global truck components business with manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Mexico, Brazil, Australia, and Holland. Prior to this position, He was the Plant Manager for the clutch manufacturing facility in Auburn IN, and Plant Manager for the Invensys PLC appliance controls facility in N. Manchester IN. Lowell has also held numerous positions in corporate and plant level manufacturing engineering management, amassing 28 years of manufacturing experience - 12 in Indiana.
Internally to Eaton, Lowell is acknowledged as one of the corporations leading practitioners of Lean Enterprise, having initiated the cultural evolution in eight facilities and achieving remarkable results. During his tenure in this Division, Clutch facilities have won the Eaton Business Excellence Award (a Baldridge criteria based corporate award) in 2001 and 2002 consecutively, as well as numerous performance based customer awards. Lowell is active on the Eaton Lean Council, supporting the policy definition and deployment approach for the implementation of the "Eaton Lean System" toolkit. He is an acknowledged trainer in the elements of Lean Enterprise and is also an active member of the Eaton Board of Examiners for business excellence.