CLEVELAND, OH … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced that Agnes Tse was named vice president – Human Resources, Asia Pacific Region effective December 1. Tse will report to Curt Hutchins, president – Asia Pacific Region, and functionally to Jim McGill, executive vice president and chief human resources officer. In this role, Tse will be responsible for employee relations activities, compensation, benefits, training, talent acquisition and organizational development in the Asia Pacific region. Tse succeeds Amy Lau who will be leaving Eaton and relocating back to Singapore at the end of January 2011.
“We are pleased to welcome Agnes to Eaton,” said Hutchins. “The depth and diversity of her experience will benefit us greatly as we continue to grow around the world and specifically in the developing economies of the Asia Pacific region.”
Prior to joining Eaton, Tse worked for W.R. Grace & Co. for five years where she served as the corporate human resources director, Asia Pacific with operations in Japan, China, India and many countries in Southeast Asia. Tse also served as human resources director for Philips Mobile Display Systems; training and development manager, Asia Pacific for Global One Communications Ltd.; and regional manager, management development and learning for Nike International Ltd.
Tse holds a master’s degree from Brunel University in the United Kingdom and a bachelor’s degree in social sciences from the University of Hong Kong in China.
“Amy has been a trusted advisor to the regional leadership team during the past three years," Hutchins continued. "We are grateful for her support as we work through building a succession plan. I’d like to thank her for her dedication and hard work and wish her well as she returns to Singapore and in the years to come.”
In the Asia Pacific region, Eaton employs approximately 15,000 people and supplies products from all of its businesses.
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.