Automotive components and systems supplier, Johnson Controls, has elected Jeff Williams to the newly created role of vice president, Enterprise Operations and Engineering. He moves from his previous role at the company as group vice president and general manager, Product Group Complete Seat and Supply Chain, Automotive Experience.

In his new role, Williams will lead the company's overall manufacturing operations, procurement and integrated supply chain, advanced manufacturing, and engineering functions. He will also assume overall responsibility for quality, continuous improvement, and health and safety.

On top of this, Williams will also direct the company's Global Manufacturing Operations and Global Engineering Excellence councils.

"Jeff has played a critical role in our Global Manufacturing Operations Council and brings extensive experience as a leader in our automotive business,” said Alex Molinaroli, CEO and chairman of Johnson Controls. “His new role further intensifies our strategic focus on the operating system and will help us take these enterprise initiatives to drive operational excellence to the next level."

Williams joined Johnson Controls in 1984 and has held numerous global leadership roles spanning all aspects of the Automotive Seating business, including programme management, operations, purchasing, quality, and supply chain.