Date: January 1, 2008
Eaton Names Richard B. Jacobs Filtration Division General Manager
CLEVELAND … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced today that Richard B. Jacobs has been named general manager for the company’s Fluid Power Group's Filtration Division, effective immediately, reporting to Craig Arnold, senior vice president and president – Fluid Power Group. Most recently, Jacobs served as Eaton’s vice president – Supply Chain Management.
Jacobs, who will be located at the Filtration Division’s headquarters in Iselin, N.J., will be responsible for the division’s operations in the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, Belgium and China, as well as its worldwide sales offices.
"Rick’s broad business experience and proven track record of success across many industries makes him an ideal leader for this exciting growth platform for Eaton," said Arnold. "His extensive operational, supply chain and general management experience have prepared him well for this role. Our expectations for the filtration business are high, and we’re confident that Rick brings the right skills and talents to the task.”
Jacobs joined Eaton in 2004 as vice president – Supply Chain Management for the Fluid Power Group. Prior to joining Eaton, he was vice president and general manager of the wheel end business, information technology function and Six Sigma program for Bendix CVS, a former division of Honeywell/Allied Signal. He had also served as a corporate director in Honeywell's supply chain function. Earlier in his career, Jacobs spent eight years with General Electric. Jacobs holds a master's degree in industrial management and a bachelor's degree in mechanical and industrial engineering from Clarkson College in Potsdam, N.Y. Jacobs is Six Sigma certified from both Bendix and the Six Sigma Institute.
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 63,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 140 countries.