Eaton appoints David S. Barrie Vice President, Asia/Pacific

Fri Jan 7, 2000 -

CLEVELAND, OH….Eaton Corporation (NYSE:ETN) today announced that it has named David S. Barrie Vice President, Asia/Pacific, effective February 1, 2000. Barrie will report to Alexander M. Cutler, Eaton President and Chief Operating Officer, and will be based in Hong Kong. Barrie, who previously served as Director, Corporate Development for Eaton, succeeds Laurence M. Iwan, who was appointed Vice President, Engine Components Operations-Worldwide in August, 1999.

"Dave Barrie's track record of successful business development in Asia/Pacific enables us to build on the solid foundation we have begun to establish in the region," said Cutler. "His global experience with wholly owned and joint venture activities will help make our Asia/Pacific operations a source of significant profitability for Eaton." Barrie joined Eaton Corporation as Associate Director, Corporate Development in 1997 and was promoted to Director, Corporate Development the following year. Prior to joining Eaton, Barrie served 13 years with Aeroquip-Vickers, Inc. where he held various legal, strategic planning and business development positions. As Vice President, Business Development for the Aeroquip International Group from 1991 to 1994, Barrie participated in the management of operations and joint ventures around the world, including India and Japan. From 1994 to 1997, Barrie served as Director, Business Development for the Vickers Industrial Group, where he developed and implemented expansion strategies for the company's businesses in China, India and Japan. Barrie holds an A. B. from Kenyon College and a J. D. from Cornell University.

Eaton is a global manufacturer of highly engineered products that serve industrial, vehicle, construction, commercial, aerospace and semiconductor markets. Principal products include hydraulic products and fluid connectors, electrical power distribution and control equipment, truck drivetrain systems, engine components, ion implanters and a wide variety of controls. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, the company has 64,000 employees and 205 manufacturing sites in 25 countries. Eaton's 1998 sales were $6.6 billion. The company acquired Aeroquip-Vickers, Inc. in 1999, which had sales of $2.1 billion in 1998.



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