… Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation recently announced that Deb Lauer recently joined Eaton as vice president – Leadership and Organization Development. She succeeds Sam Dolinsky, who will retire from Eaton after 32 years of service on March 1.
Lauer’s most recent experience was with Bristol-Myers Squibb where she was the vice president – Human Resources, for their Mead Johnson Nutritional business in Evansville, Ind. Prior to that, she was with Motorola for 19 years in both broad, HR generalist positions and positions that focused on talent management and leadership development. Prior to that, she was the director – Human Resources, for the Cellular Infrastructure business, Asia Pacific Region, located in Beijing, China, and the director – Human Resources, for Mobilink, a Motorola joint venture, located in Lahore, Pakistan.
“I feel very fortunate that we are able to find someone like Deb to fill this key role,” said Cook. “Her background in talent management and her global experience will be valuable additions to our team.”
Lauer has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Marian College in Indianapolis, Ind., and a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tenn.
“In Sam’s 32 years with Eaton, his contributions have been long-lasting,” said Cook. “He developed a wide range of management development programs that trained an entire generation of managers, sponsored and oversaw the development of Eaton University, which he has expanded to be a global talent development tool, and created some of the foundational element of the Eaton Business System and the Eaton Philosophy work practices. Please join me in wishing Sam well in his retirement.”
Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2008 sales of $15.4 billion. Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and 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 approximately 75,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries.