… Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced that Raja Kochar has been named managing director – India, reporting to Curt Hutchins, president – Asia Pacific. Kochar succeeds Shyam Kambeyanda, who was named regional president – Asia Pacific, for the Hydraulics Group. In this role, Kochar will be responsible for working with Eaton's businesses to develop strategies that build overall presence and success in India.
"In Raja’s year with Eaton, he has brought significant talent and skills to the I.T. function,” said Hutchins. “His firsthand knowledge of the India market, prior P&L experience, and his expertise in consulting for multi-national corporations across the globe uniquely position him to accelerate Eaton's growth initiatives in the region.”
Kochar joined Eaton in 2009 as senior director – India Information Technology Center, and was later named vice president – Corporate IT, Asia Pacific. Prior to joining Eaton, he was senior vice president at MphasiS Corporation, an EDS company, and a senior director at Answerthink. He also has experience in operational strategy consulting and financial and marketing analysis.
Kochar earned his bachelor’s of science degree in chemistry and physics from the University of Bombay in India, and his master’s of business administration with a concentration in finance and information systems from Pace University in New York.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2009 sales of $11.9 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.