North Vernon, Indiana – July 14, 2020 – Eckhart, an Industry 4.0 advanced manufacturing solutions provider, has named Joseph Andrew as General Manager of North Vernon Operations. Joseph most recently served as Commercial Business Unit Director & North American Operations board member for Faurecia Clean Mobility where he was a key leader in profit, business growth, and strategy.
“We are thrilled to welcome Joseph to the Eckhart team,” said Andy Storm, President & CEO of Eckhart. “Hiring a proven executive with a passion for growing American manufacturing in the state of Indiana was a priority. Having grown up five miles from our North Vernon Operations, Joseph cares deeply about growing Eckhart’s presence and employment in the region. Joseph’s manufacturing track record leading teams to profitable growth at Faurecia, Navistar, NTN Driveshaft, Dana, and Valeo is a perfect fit for Eckhart as we continue to enhance our local manufacturing presence & customer support in the region.”
“With 28 years of experience leading manufacturing teams across the industrial sector, I look forward to helping Eckhart grow and expand their local presence in the state where I was born,” commented Joseph Andrew. “I’ve enjoyed senior roles at four of the largest Tier One automotive suppliers in the world, and I am very excited to help accelerate the adoption of Industry 4.0 with customer partners, many of whom I’ve worked with for most of my life.”
Joseph’s experience includes P&L management, global sales, supplier development, continuous improvement, advanced manufacturing engineering, and quality management. Joseph holds degrees from Indiana Weslyan University and Purdue University.
“I’m very excited to be part of a company that is committed to accelerating Industry 4.0 in the region and I look forward to partnering with industrial companies to help them find solutions and advance their automation & advanced technology roadmaps with a local partner.”
About Eckhart, Inc
With over 60 years of experience and headquartered in Warren, Michigan, Eckhart engineers advanced industrial solutions that enhance the quality of life. Eckhart’s proven portfolio of Industry 4.0 technology includes autonomous guided vehicles (AGVs), collaborative & traditional robotic systems, automated assembly line design & simulation, 3D printing, and lift-assist & secure ergonomic assembly tooling solutions for the world’s largest manufacturers. Eckhart serves an established and loyal, blue-chip customer base of leading industrial original equipment manufacturers that include General Electric, Boeing, Honda, Carrier, John Deere, Subaru, Honeywell, Schneider Electric, & Toyota. For additional information, please visit www.eckhartusa.com.