Craig Arnold is vice chairman and chief operating officer – Industrial Sector.
In this role, he is responsible for Eaton’s hydraulics, aerospace, filtration, truck, automotive and general products businesses.
Most recently, Arnold was chief executive officer – Fluid Power Group. Arnold joined Eaton in 2000 from General Electric Company in London, England, where he had served as corporate vice president and president, GE Lighting Services Ltd. since 1999.
At GE, he was responsible for the company’s lighting business in Europe, the Middle East and India. Arnold also had responsibility for GE's e-commerce business in Europe across all of the company's businesses, and served as GE's senior management account executive for all GE businesses in the United Kingdom.
Arnold served as corporate vice president and president of GE Plastics, Greater China, from 1998 to 1999 and held the same position for GE Appliances, Asia, from 1997 to 1998. He was managing director, Structured Products Europe, for GE Plastics from 1995 to 1997.
Arnold started his professional career with General Electric in 1983, holding a series of positions of increasing responsibility in sales, marketing and product management.
Arnold received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from California State University, San Bernardino, and a master’s degree in business administration from Pepperdine University.
He currently serves on the boards of directors of Covidien Ltd. and University Hospitals Health System, Cleveland. Additionally, he is a member of the advisory board of the Salvation Army of Greater Cleveland.