Craig McDonnell Appointed As Head of Eaton's Automation Business Unit
Morges, Switzerland / Bonn, Germany . . .Diversified power management company Eaton Corporation has appointed Craig McDonnell as head of the Eaton Industrial Automation Business Unit (IAB) in Eaton's Electrical Sector, effective November 1, 2011. McDonnell succeeds Dr. Martin U. Schefter, who has decided to leave the company after nine years.
Craig McDonnell was most recently EMEA Vice President Marketing with responsibility for strategic and operational marketing for Eaton's Electrical Sector across the region. He joined Eaton in 1995 as an application engineer for industrial controls and has since held various leadership positions within the company. McDonnell holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, and a master's in engineering from Oxford University, UK. Craig McDonnell will head and further develop Eaton's global automation business from Eaton's European headquarters in Morges, Switzerland, his offices in St. Gallen, Switzerland, and from Bonn, Germany.
Eaton's electrical business is a global leader in power distribution, power quality, control and automation, power monitoring, and energy management products and services. Eaton is positioned, through its Cutler-Hammer®, Moeller®, Powerware®, Holec®, MEM®, and Santak® global electrical product series, to answer today's most critical electrical power management challenges.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2010 sales of $13.7 billion. Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2011, Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 73,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries.
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