Holder named vice president, Eaton Business System
CLEVELAND ... Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation (NYSE:ETN) announced that Richard D. Holder has been named vice president, Eaton Business System (EBS), effective May 1, 2006. He replaces James W. McGill, who was recently named vice president, Asia/Pacific.
Holder will continue the aggressive implementation of the Eaton Business System throughout the company to support Eaton's integrated operating company business model. He will report to Alexander M. Cutler, Eaton chairman and chief executive officer, and will be located in Cleveland.
"Rich brings a great breadth of experience to the EBS role," said Cutler. "He has held both operating and functional positions in Eaton's Electrical Group, and worked in the aerospace industry before joining Eaton."
Holder joined Eaton's Electrical Group in 2001 as vice president, Supply Chain and Operational Excellence. He became vice president and general manager, Power Distribution and Assemblies Division in 2004. Prior to joining Eaton, he was director of Aircraft and Technical Purchasing for US Airways, served as manager of Strategic Materials at Allied Signal and held a number of supply chain management positions at Parker Hannifin's aerospace division in California.
Holder earned a bachelor's degree in aviation management from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois, and a master's degree in business from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri.
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.