Werner Electric Welcomes New Vice President of Operations
Cottage Grove, MN September 21, 2020 – In this year of both extreme challenge and celebrating a century in business, we continue to grow and bring on new, great talent. We welcome Jeff Dutton to the Werner family. Jeff is leading our talented Operations teams, including Production, Logistics and all areas of our Distribution Centers. Jeff’s 30+ years of experience in supply chain positions sets us up well as we continue to grow and scale all areas of our operations. Jeff is transitioning from a 15-year career in supply chain at Best Buy and the last 10 leading their expansive distribution network support team.
Werner Electric President, Ben Granley stated, “This is a critical position for us. We took our time interviewing candidates and Jeff was absolutely the best. His knowledge and leadership enhance our already strong team and his experience collaborating cross-functionally is a perfect fit.”
Dutton is excited to join the Werner team. “Culture fit is super important to me. Everyone I have met has been fantastic. I am very excited to learn about the industry and to work with folks across the organization. I also look forward to being onsite everyday getting to know the teams. My goal is to lead the Operations team in a way that helps the company grow while continuing the great culture.”
Jeff grew up in the Fargo-Moorhead area and is a graduate of the University of Minnesota. He and his wife of 28 years, Lisa, have two daughters. Tess recently graduated from college and is working in the Boston area. Lily is entering her junior year of college this fall.
In their free time Jeff and family enjoy traveling, hiking, biking, trying new restaurants, U of M sports, and remodeling projects on their 102 year old South Minneapolis home.