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CLEVELAND ... Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation (NYSE:ETN) today announced that James W. McGill has been named executive vice president and chief human resources officer, effective Jan. 1, 2010, succeeding Susan J. Cook. Cook will assume responsibility for Eaton’s new World Headquarters (WHQ) project at that time as vice president, Strategic Facilities Planning.
McGill previously served as president, Asia Pacific Region, and before that was vice president – Eaton Business System. He joined Eaton in 1994, and held a series of management positions of increasing responsibility within Eaton’s Electrical Group, including leading operations in Southeast Asia and vice president and general manager of the Industrial Control business.
“Jim has clearly demonstrated his commitment to Eaton’s culture and values, and his ability to successfully lead an organization,” said Alexander M. Cutler, Eaton chairman and chief executive officer. “In addition, his global experience will be a benefit to us as the company continues to grow and we work to build capabilities in our regions. I’m confident that he will continue to be a strong member of our senior leadership team.”
McGill holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Miami University in Ohio. He will relocate to Cleveland from Shanghai, China.
Cutler continued, “On behalf of all Eaton employees, I want to thank Sue for the extraordinary job she has done of leading our Human Resource, Ethics and Ombudsman teams over these past 15 years. Sue has been a valued member of our senior leadership team and a champion of doing business right. I am delighted she agreed to lead our new WHQ project.”
Cook joined Eaton in 1995 as the vice president, human resources. She holds a master’s degree in business administration in personnel management and industrial relations from Loyola University in Illinois and a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Colorado. Cook will continue to be located in Cleveland.
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 70,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries.