Maclean was named president of Textron Automotive Trim, a division of publicly held Textron Automotive Co., in August 1999. The division is a leading worldwide supplier of automotive interior and exterior components specializing in instrument panels and cockpit systems, door trim panels, painted fascias and exterior lighting.
Textron Automotive ranked No. 1 in the Plastics News list of the largest injection molders in North America, with related 1999 sales of $1.7 billion.
Maclean joined Textron Automotive's Trim Division in 1997 as executive vice president for manufacturing operations. Previously, he held various senior-level positions in the automotive supply industry. At Tenneco Automotive he served as managing director of Walker-Europe in the Netherlands and as managing director of Monroe Australia Proprietary LTD in Australia.
His automotive career began with Eaton Corp. where he served seven years in several positions, including plant management, labor relations and human resources.
Maclean earned a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich., and master's degree in labor and industrial relations from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich.
He is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers International and serves on the executive committee of Automation Alley, the technology cluster initiative of Oakland County, Mich.
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