September 30, 2008
CLEVELAND … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation (NYSE:ETN) announced that Craig Reed has been elected senior vice president – Supply Chain Management. Reed will report to Richard D. Holder, executive vice president – Eaton Business System. In this role, Reed will be responsible for global sourcing and supply chain management. He will be based in Cleveland, Ohio.
"Craig’s extensive experience and knowledge in strategic sourcing and supplier management will be a valuable asset to the supply chain management function," said Holder. “We’re pleased to have him join our team.”
Reed joins Eaton from MeadWestvaco’s Consumer Solutions Group, where he served as vice president – Global Sourcing. In that role, he was responsible for the procurement and supply management for more than 50 production plants and administrative operations located around the world. Prior to that, he held supply chain management positions of increasing responsibility with Delta Air Lines, Deere & Co., BMW Manufacturing and Honda of America Manufacturing.
Reed holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Florida A&M University and a master’s in business administration from Arizona State University.
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.