This news release was issued by Eaton in China
SHANGHAI …Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced that Erbing Shang has been named country president for China, effective Sept 2. He will report to Curt Hutchins, president - Asia Pacific, and will be based at the Asia Pacific regional headquarters in Shanghai, China. Shang succeeds Joe-Tao Zhou, who was named president, Asia Pacific - Aerospace Group
In this key role, Shang will be responsible for developing and executing a broad based, proactive public affairs strategy, working with the government and other vital stakeholders to support Eaton’s growth objectives. He will also lead efforts in support of technology days and develop critical executive relationships with key customers in China that will provide growth opportunities across Eaton businesses in China. The corporate development and planning organization for China will also be part of his scope of responsibility in addition to overall China communications and brand-building efforts, providing linkage between businesses and critical constituents.
“Erbing brings a wealth of experience to the team in general management of automotive, power generation and composite industries with more than 10 years of strong Profit &Loss management experience,” said Hutchins. ”He will provide critical leadership in aligning the business strategies with market pipeline development and commercial activities supporting our growth objectives.”
Shang joined Eaton from SAERTEX Reinforcement China where he served as CEO/managing director and board director, China. Prior to that, he was the executive director of China sales and key account management for Lear Corporation. Shang’s previous experience includes increasingly responsible general management and leadership roles with Delphi and Voith Siemens Hydro.
Shang holds a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering, hydraulics and pneumatics from Northeast Heavy Machinery Institute in Qiqihar, China; a Master of Science degree in engineering, fluid power transmission and control from Harbin Institute of Technology in Harbin, China; and a Doctor of Engineering degree in fluid dynamics from Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Brussels, Belgium.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2010 sales of $13.7 billion. Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2011, 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 73,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries.