Eaton shareholders elect Christopher M. Connor to Board of Directors, re-elect three Directors
CLEVELAND ... Shareholders of diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation (NYSE:ETN) today elected Christopher M. Connor to Eaton's Board of Directors. Connor is chairman, president and chief executive officer of The Sherwin-Williams Company.
Connor replaces Kiran M. Patel who resigned from the Eaton Board as of today's Annual Shareholders meeting. Patel, who had been a director since 2003, stepped down from Eaton's Board due to schedule conflicts between Eaton Board meetings and his commitments as senior vice president and chief financial officer of Intuit Inc.
Shareholders also re-elected three directors to serve new three-year terms. Re-elected as directors were Alexander M. Cutler, chairman and chief executive officer of Eaton, and a director since 1993; Gary L. Tooker, former chief executive officer of Motorola, Inc., and a director since 1992; and Deborah L. McCoy, former senior vice president of Continental Airlines, Inc., and a director since 2000.
Separately, Eaton's shareholders ratified the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as Eaton's independent auditor for 2006.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified industrial manufacturer with 2005 sales of $11.1 billion. Eaton is a global leader in electrical systems and components for power quality, distribution and control; fluid power systems and services for industrial, mobile and aircraft equipment; intelligent truck drivetrain systems for safety and fuel economy; and automotive engine air management systems, powertrain solutions and specialty controls for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has 60,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 125 countries.