CLEVELAND, OH....Eaton Corporation today named Brian R. Bachman to the newly created position of senior vice president--Semiconductor and Specialty Systems, effective January 1, 1996.
Bachman, 50, joins Eaton from Philips Electronics N. V., where he was vice president and general manager for the Standard Products Business Group of Philips Semiconductor in Sunnyvale, California.
In his new position, Bachman, who will be located in Cleveland, will have responsibility for Semiconductor Equipment Operations, Commercial and Military Controls Operations, and AIL Systems Inc., the company's defense electronics subsidiary.
A graduate of the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, Bachman also has a master's degree in business and finance from the University of Chicago. He held marketing positions early in his career with FMC Corporation and General Electric, prior to becoming director of Commercial Business with TRW in 1985. He subsequently was president of the General Semiconductor Industry of Square D Corporation. From 1989 to 1991 he was a group general manager with ITT Corporation, the position he held prior to joining Philips.
Bachman's position, which was created when the company announced an operational unit realignment earlier this year, reports to Alexander M. Cutler, Eaton's president and chief operating officer.
Eaton Corporation is a global manufacturer of highly engineered products which serve vehicle, industrial, construction, commercial and aerospace markets. Principal products include truck transmissions and axles, engine components, hydraulic products, electrical power distribution and control equipment, ion implanters and a wide variety of controls. Headquartered at Eaton Center in Cleveland, the company has 52,000 employees and 150 manufacturing sites in 22 countries around the world. Sales for 1994 were $6.1 billion.