Date: April 4, 2007
Hydraulics Operations Names Gregory Gumbs Director, Sales, Americas Region
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced that Gregory A. Gumbs has been named director, Sales, Americas, for the Fluid Power Group’s Hydraulics Operations. Gumbs joined the company April 2 and will be responsible for leading the OEM and distribution sales function for the Americas region. He reports to Scott Krueger, vice president and general manager, Hydraulics Operations, Americas.
"We're very pleased to have Greg join the hydraulics organization," said Krueger. "He is a strong leader and a team builder with a proven track record of motivating staff to achieve high performance levels. His expertise in sales, support and engineering will serve hydraulics well in this region."
Gumbs joins Eaton from Rockwell Automation – Allen-Bradley Company, where he most recently served as director, Market Development. In his 16 years with Rockwell, he held roles in application engineering, sales and support, and manufacturing solutions. Gumbs holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from DeVry Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia and is pursuing his master’s degree in business administration from Case Western University in Ohio.
Eaton’s Hydraulics Operations is a business segment of Eaton’s Fluid Power Group. The business is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of a comprehensive line of reliable, high-efficiency hydraulic systems and components for use in mobile and industrial applications. Mobile and industrial markets include agriculture, construction, mining, forestry, utility, material handling, earthmoving, truck and bus, machine tools, molding, primary metals, automotive, power generation, port machinery and entertainment. Eaton’s Hydraulics Operations provides customer-driven solutions under brand names such as Aeroquip®, Boston®, Char-Lynn®, Eaton®, Hydro-Line®, Vickers™ and Weatherhead®. For more information, visit www.hydraulics.eaton.com.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified industrial manufacturer with 2006 sales of $12.4 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. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.