Eaton creates Cutler-Hammer Engineering Services and Systems business

Mon Jan 12, 1998 -

CLEVELAND, OHIO…..Eaton Corporation today said it is establishing engineering services and systems business in Pittsburgh that will provide global support to customers of its Cutler-Hammer business unit. Cutler-Hammer is a $2 billion global supplier of power distribution equipment and industrial control and automation products.

"Many of our customers are now requiring us to provide solutions, not just products," said David M. Wathen, Senior Vice President and Cutler-Hammer Group Executive. "They also need a partner who can provide full support for these solutions globally. We are rapidly growing this solution support business in order to satisfy both these desires."

The new unit, called the Cutler-Hammer Engineering Services and Systems division, expects to open operation centers this year in key market regions of the United States and Canada. The centers will be equipped with state-of-the-art test equipment and will serve as a base for the establishment of a series of satellite offices.

The new division will provide support for all of Cutler-Hammer’s electrical system and industrial control and automation customers. Services offered will include start-up support, field service and repair, equipment life extension and maintenance, transformer service, power system and power quality studies, training, substation design and installation, system integration, predictive maintenance, control system support, circuit breaker and relay testing, retrofit capabilities and factory-authorized warranty service.

Jerry R. Whitaker has been named general manager for the business. Whitaker most recently served as marketing manager for Cutler-Hammer’s Power Distribution Assemblies Division and has held numerous marketing, sales management and plant management positions in the company. He graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in electrical engineering and also has an MBA from George Washington University.

Cutler-Hammer is one of the world’s leading suppliers of power distribution equipment, electrical control products and industrial automation equipment serving the industrial, automotive, construction and commercial markets. Control and automation equipment includes contactors and motor starters, variable speed drives, photoelectric and proximity sensors, PanelMate video control panels, microprocessor-based control and protection devices, as well as pushbuttons and switches. Power distribution equipment includes circuit breakers, substations, switchgear, panelboards, load centers, transformers and safety switches.

Eaton Corporation is a global manufacturer of highly engineered products which serve industrial, vehicle, construction, commercial and semiconductor markets. Principal products include electrical power distribution and control equipment, truck transmissions and axles, engine components, hydraulic products, ion implanters and a wide variety of controls. Headquartered in Cleveland, the company has 48,000 employees and 145 manufacturing sites in 28 countries around the world. Sales for 1996 were $7 billion.




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