Electric housewares maker Jarden Corporation announced Fred Eng joined the company as senior vice president of Operations, effective immediately. Eng will lead various macro operational initiatives designed to strengthen Jarden’s effectiveness on a global basis. He will report to James E. Lillie, president and chief operating officer. Prior to Jarden, Eng was the senior vice president of Manufacturing & Technical Operations for the Duracell Division of The Gillette Company. In this role, Eng helped drive a 3-year operational turnaround that involved reducing manufacturing expenses, improving productivity and customer service, and introducing lean manufacturing, asset productivity, and quality improvement programs.
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