Suppliers are getting fresh blood as they position themselves for consolidation and globalization. United Kingdom native Michael Baunton, 44, former president of Walker Manufacturing, is the new group chief executive at Varity Corp.'s Perkins Group of Companies. Ronald J. Gilchrist, 52, becomes president of ITT Automotive Asia Pacific with responsibility for all OEM and aftermarket operations in the region. AlliedSignal Automotive names James K. Lambert vice president of manufacturing and Gerard Dulac general sales manager -- commercial brakes and resin products for AlliedSignal Braking Systems-North America.