Date: August 2, 2007

Eaton Hires Energy Management And Environmental Solutions Manager

PITTSBURGH … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced that John White has joined Eaton’s Electrical Group as its energy management and environmental solutions manager. White has more than 16 years of experience in management, marketing and business development, and will have a major role in the delivery of Eaton’s pledge to help its customers develop green facilities, alternative energy approaches and sustainability programs.

“Eaton’s decision to add an energy management and environmental solutions manager to our electrical team emphasizes our commitment to sustainability,” said Mike Longman, vice president, PowerChainTM Management. “John’s exceptional leadership skills and business-development expertise will build momentum as we empower building owners to qualify their facilities for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) certification and to go green.”

Most recently, White held the position of director of business development for Constellation Energy Projects & Services Group, Inc. He was actively involved in renewable energy projects, including development of new combined heat & power (CHP) plants for ethanol production. White successfully developed comprehensive energy solutions that minimized customer capital costs, and bundled services into a total energy program throughout the lifecycle.

White is a licensed Professional Engineer, Certified Energy Manager, and served as a lead energy engineer with Johnson Controls, where he focused on improving the energy efficiency of educational and healthcare facilities. He holds a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering from Penn State University and an MBA from Johns Hopkins University. White will be located at Eaton’s Electrical Group headquarters in Moon Township, PA.

Eaton’s commitment to sustainability is longstanding. As a member of the United States Green Building Council, the Green Grid and the Green Suppliers Network, Eaton participates in the international Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). Becoming a member of the Business Roundtable’s Climate RESOLVE initiative, Eaton has pledged to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions intensity by 18 percent (adjusted for sales) by 2012. Eaton published its first public sustainability report, sharing their progress toward sustainability goals in 2006.

Eaton’s Electrical Group is a global leader in electrical control, power distribution, uninterruptible power supply and industrial automation products and services. Eaton’s global electrical brands, including Cutler-Hammer®, Powerware®, Holec® and MEM®, provide customer-driven PowerChainTM Management solutions to serve the power system needs of the industrial, institutional, government, utility, commercial, residential, IT, mission critical and OEM markets worldwide.

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 62,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 125 countries. For more information, visit

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