July 31, 2008

Eaton Names Ramanath Ramakrishnan Vice President – Technology For The Fluid Power Group

CLEVELAND … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced that Ramanath Ramakrishnan has been named vice president – Technology, for the Fluid Power Group.

Ramakrishnan will be responsible for driving functional excellence, developing advanced technologies and solutions and promoting global synergies within the Fluid Power Group. He will be based in Cleveland, Ohio.

"Ram’s extensive industry knowledge combined with strong technology development experience has prepared him well for the challenges associated with leading the development and transition of technologically innovative product solutions to the global marketplace," said Craig Arnold, chief executive officer - Eaton’s Fluid Power Group.

Ramakrishnan joined Eaton in 2005 as senior manager – Corporate Technology. Most recently, he led the significant growth of Eaton’s India Engineering Center in Pune, India. Before joining Eaton, he had been with GE for nine years, most recently as general manager – Reliability and Safety Engineering. Prior to that role, he was the Global Six Sigma Quality and e-Engineering leader for GE’s Global Research team and held other engineering research roles with GE. Previously, he held engineering positions with Wyman-Gordon Company, an aerospace components manufacturer.

Ramakrishnan is a certified professional engineer with a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Bangalore University in India. He is also a certified Master Black Belt in Six Sigma, and holds two patents.

Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2007 sales of $13 billion. Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has 81,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries.


Kelly Jasko
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