September 8, 2008
Don Alles (269) 342-3311 DonAlles1@Eaton.com
John Gercak To Lead Information Technologies For Eaton’s Truck Group
KALAMAZOO, Mich … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced today that John M. Gercak has been named director, Information Technologies for the Truck Group. Gercak will be responsible for leading the group’s global Information Technologies (I.T.) function, driving strategy that supports the group’s overall innovation and global growth initiatives and building global organization capability.
“John’s depth of experience in I.T. and broad business insights gathered from his previous assignments makes him the ideal candidate for this role,” said Peter Steffes, vice president, Finance for Eaton’s Truck business.
Gercak joined Eaton in 1997 and most recently served as senior manager, Information Technologies for the Truck Group. Prior to joining Eaton he served in various finance, operational, and I.T. roles for Dana Corporation. Gercak holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and a master’s degree in operations management from the University of Toledo, Ohio.
With 2007 sales of $2.1 billion, Eaton’s Truck Group is a global leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of powertrain systems and components for commercial vehicles. Around the world, Eaton offers drivetrain components, systems and safety products, including manual and automated transmissions, hybrid power systems, clutches and collision warning systems with adaptive cruise control.
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. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.