Eaton Dedicates Electrical Safety and Circuit Protection Training Center near St. Louis in Honor of Industry Veteran

Date: May 5, 2016

PITTSBURGH, PA — Power management company Eaton dedicated its new training center, the Vince Saporita Technical Center, during a ceremony in April 2016, in recognition of Saporita, a 41-year industry veteran and recently retired Eaton vice president of technical sales for Bussmann® series products. During the dedication ceremony in April, Eaton emphasized its commitment to advance electrical safety and equipment protection. Located in Ellisville, Missouri, the training center for Eaton’s Bussmann Division provides customized training sessions for consulting and design engineers, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and distributors.

“Our training and testing facilities underscore Eaton’s commitment to training the next generation of electricians, electrical engineers, consultants and inspectors on the benefits of fusible electrical products,” said Peter Lugo, vice president and general manager Bussmann Division, Eaton. “This hands-on training facility is designed to help customers better understand code requirements, short-circuit current ratings and selective coordination requirements to enhance safety, protect equipment and improve reliability.”

The training facility is part of a larger campus that includes a manufacturing plant, distribution center and offices of Eaton’s Bussmann Division. The campus also includes the Paul P. Gubany Center for High Power Technology, a comprehensive facility for testing and certifying electrical components and assemblies. One of ten high power test laboratories worldwide, it provides the industry with a facility for testing electrical devices over the widest range of volt, ampere and frequency combinations.

Eaton develops and manufactures Bussmann series fusible circuit protection, power management and electrical safety products designed to provide innovative overcurrent and overvoltage solutions. These products serve customers in industrial, commercial, alternative energy and electric vehicle markets and in other mission-critical applications.

Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges.

Eaton is a power management company with 2015 sales of $20.9 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 97,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit

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