Special to the MBJ
JACKSON, Mississippi — Power management company Eaton has named Reed Morren plant manager of the Aerospace Group’s Fuel and Motion Control Systems Division manufacturing facility in Jackson. He will report to Mike Gallant, the Aerospace Group’s vice president of Manufacturing Operations.
“Reed’s leadership experience and drive for results are aligned with Eaton’s culture of continuous improvement,” Gallant said in a news release. “He understands our commitment to manufacturing excellence and the essential roles that safety, quality and customer service play in leading a high-performance team.”
Previously, Morren was general manager for Aurora Flight Sciences in Columbus. Prior to that, he worked for The Boeing Company where he held roles of increasing responsibility, including site leader for Boeing’s manufacturing plant in Macon, Ga. Morren holds an MBA from the University of Tennessee and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Southern Mississippi.
Eaton’s Jackson facility is one of the world’s largest aerospace hydraulic pump manufacturing centers and employs a workforce of approximately 550. The facility supplies a wide range of components for commercial and military aircraft and is credited with the design and development of the world’s first commercial higher-pressure hydraulic system currently flying on the Airbus A380 passenger jet.
The Jackson team also is the hydraulic system designer for the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and a key hydraulic components supplier to the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III flown by the Mississippi Air National Guard and others worldwide.