October 13, 2008
Don Alles (269) 342-3311 DonAlles1@Eaton.com
Xiaoming Mao named General Manager for the Truck China Business
Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced that Xiaoming Mao will assume the role of general manager for Eaton’s Truck operations in China. Mao will be located in Shanghai and will be replacing John Zhu, who has decided to leave Eaton to pursue external interests.
Mao will lead Eaton’s Truck business in China including heavy-duty and medium-duty transmission and clutch product lines as well as aftermarket operations. Eaton’s new manufacturing facility located in Wuxi will also be under Mao’s leadership, as well as engineering, supply chain management, product planning and operations.
David Bennett, Eaton’s vice president and general manager for Truck Group’s Asia-Pacific division, said, “Mao’s prior engineering, strategic planning and general management experience will serve him well for the challenge of growing the China business. We look forward to his leadership and energy as we strive to make Eaton a leading supplier of truck components in China.”
Mao joined Eaton in 2006 as business unit manager leading the China joint venture with FAW and recently managed the dissolution of this JV partnership. Prior to joining Eaton, Mao served in a general management capacity working for Danone Group leading their Aqua business and, preceding this role, worked for Fiat Iveco assuming several general
management positions with increasing responsibility. Mao holds a bachelors degree in mechanical engineering from Nanjing Industrial University located in Nanjing, China.
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.