April 3, 2008
Eaton Names Stu Otts Director - Employee Relations
CLEVELAND … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced that Stu Otts has been named director - Employee Relations, effective April 1. He reports to Steve Bartlett, vice-president - Human Resource Programs, and succeeds Mark Thompson who was recently named director - Human Resources, for the Power Quality Division of the Electrical Group. Otts remains in Cleveland, Ohio.
Otts will focus on driving consistent HR policies and practices throughout Eaton on a global basis. He will also support the Eaton Philosophy Work Practices process as well as develop strategies and tools to drive continuous improvement in employee engagement and positive employee relations.
"Stu has a broad HR background and an exceptional range of experience in employee relations and in leading various organizational HR initiatives at both the group and corporate levels," said Bartlett. "We look forward to Stu's leadership as we continue to develop world class HR practices and processes designed to meet the needs of our employees worldwide."
Otts joined Eaton in 1989 and served as human resources manager at the hydraulics operations facility in Shawnee, Oklahoma, and the engine components facility in Belmond, Iowa. In 1997, he was named manager of HR best practices, and developed the electronic HR toolbox aimed at consistent policy and practice implementation for Eaton's HR professional community.
After holding the position of manager - Leadership and Organization Development, in the corporate organizational development function, Otts joined the Truck Group in 2001 as senior manager - Organizational Development, and has served in that role for the past seven years.
Otts holds a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified industrial manufacturer with 2007 sales of $13.0 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 70,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries.