CLEVELAND … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation named Shelley McGrail director – Organizational Development, effective April 1. McGrail will report to Deb Lauer, vice president – Leadership and Organizational Development. She succeeds Joe Massey, who has been named director – Organizational Development for the Electrical Sector.
In this role, McGrail will be responsible for organizational development functional excellence and standard practices and processes that enable organizational effectiveness and talent development across Eaton.
"I am very pleased to have Shelley's continued thought leadership in our function as we address performance management, talent assessment and development, change management, cultural integration and organization design," said Lauer. "Her accomplishments in her most recent Electrical Sector role include contributions to the design of the talent review process, development of the HR strategy and leadership of the planning and implementation of organizational development processes for the Moeller and PhoenixTec acquisitions."
McGrail joined Eaton in 1993 and most recently served as senior manager – Organizational Development for the Electrical Sector. Prior to that, she served as the southern U.S. regional human resources manager for the Electrical Group's Global Sales and Solutions and Service and Systems Division.
McGrail holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of North Carolina at Asheville and a master’s degree in human resources from Western Carolina University in North Carolina.
Massey will report to Bob Sims, senior vice president – Human Resources for the Electrical Sector. In this role, he will provide the sector with global leadership of organizational development initiatives in leadership effectiveness, talent management, organizational effectiveness, and change management.
“Joe has a track record of adopting innovative practices that are the basis for Eaton standards that include front line leadership development, assessment and selection processes, and diversity and inclusion councils,” said Sims. “His organizational development functional expertise, strong process orientation and credibility within Eaton's businesses and human resources community position him well to lead the Electrical Sector’s organizational development initiatives.
Massey joined Eaton in 1997 as manager – Leadership and Organizational Development for corporate human resources before transferring to a division human resources role within the Automotive Group’s Engine Air Management Operations in 1999 and in 2001 was named senior manager – Organizational Development for the Automotive Group. In 2007, he was named to the corporate role of director – Organizational Development. Before joining Eaton, Massey held leadership roles in human resources, organization development, employee relations and compensation with Reliance Electric, Nestle USA and Picker International.
Massey holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Thiel College in Pennsylvania and a master’s in business administration from Bowling Green State University in Ohio.
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.