Eaton to Participate in Advanced Battery Conference

Date: December 3, 2009

KALAMAZOO, Mich. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced today that Kevin Beaty, manager of Manufacturing Operations and Strategic Sourcing for the company’s Hybrid Power Systems Division will be participating in the Advanced Battery Value Chain conference being held in Washington, D.C. on December 1-3. Beaty will participate in a panel discussion on Integrating Advanced Batteries into Hybrid and Electric Drive Trains.

“Through Eaton’s leadership position in the development of hybrid systems for commercial vehicles, we have gathered extensive knowledge about what battery manufacturers need to know to work seamlessly with these emerging drive trains,” Beaty said. ”It’s an honor for me to have the opportunity to share time on this panel with companies that are willing to help us satisfy our customers’ needs and wants.”

Beaty holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University and is a registered engineer. He has played a key role in the development of Eaton’s hybrid electric drivetrain products for the past 10 years.

Eaton is the world’s only manufacturer to offer a full range of hybrid systems for commercial vehicle applications. Eaton hybrid electric, plug-in hybrid electric and two hybrid hydraulic power systems are available on truck models from International, Peterbilt, Kenworth and Freightliner and have accumulated more than 20 million miles of road-tested service around the world.

Companies such as FedEx, UPS, Coca-Cola Enterprises, PepsiCo and Wal-Mart are using delivery vehicles with the Eaton system. Work trucks with Eaton hybrid power are also in service at Florida Power and Light and many utility and telecom companies across North America. Benefits of the existing Eaton hybrid systems include fuel savings up to 35 percent, with similar percentages in emission reductions, extended brake life and idle time reductions of up to 87 percent during work site operations.

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 savings and safety. Eaton has approximately 70,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries.  For more information, visit .               

Jim Parks
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