CLEVELAND … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation (NYSE:ETN) recently announced that Lennart Jonsson has been named executive vice president and chief technology officer for the enterprise, reporting to Alexander M. Cutler, chairman and chief executive officer.
"In this critical role, Lennart will lead our businesses in the development of robust technology roadmaps that increase our ability to create solutions for our customers' power management challenges," said Cutler. "He has proven himself an outstanding leader as chief technology officer for our Electrical Sector."
Jonsson will also focus on building organizational capability in the company's technology and engineering functions to support fast-paced development of innovative power management products and services.
Jonsson joined Eaton with the Powerware acquisition in 2004 and served as the senior engineering manager responsible for the development of all power quality products globally until he was named vice president – technology, and chief technology officer for the Electrical Group in 2007. Prior to joining Eaton, he held positions with Nea-Lindberg AS in Denmark, Ulveco Power Systems in Sweden, Fiskars Power Systems OY/AB in Finland and Deltec Electronics Corporation, Exide Electronics/Powerware and Invensys Power Systems/Powerware in the U.S.
Jonsson holds a master's degree in electrical engineering from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden. Jonsson will continue to be based at Eaton’s world headquarters in Cleveland, 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