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Craig Sutton is the vice-president for Industry 4.0 at Eaton. He drives the development and adoption of industry leading technologies to drive value and competitive advantage for Eaton's global manufacturing footprint.
Prior to Eaton, he worked for over 23 years at Deere and Company with roles ranging from customer support and quality engineering to product engineering, product validation and manufacturing engineering. He has a passion for new manufacturing technologies, such as additive manufacturing, robotics, lightweight materials, digital manufacturing, Industrial 5G and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). He serves on the Quad City Manufacturing Lab board, the Western Illinois University College of Engineering advisory board, the Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Corp (IMEC) board, the Iowa Innovation Council and MxD Institute’s tech advisory council.
Craig received his bachelor’s degree in agriculture engineering from the University of Illinois, an executive MBA from the Tippie School of Business at the University of Iowa and a Strategic Innovation Leadership certificate from Northwestern Kellogg School of Management.
Todd Earls is vice-president, Information Technology, Digital Design & Manufacturing at Eaton. In this role, Todd is responsible for leading a team of practice managers, architects and functional analysts in support of enterprise engineering and operations functions globally. This includes over 20,000 engineering users and 300 plants across Eaton.
Prior to his current role, Todd was an IT Business Relationship Manager in Eaton's Aerospace business and an IT manager responsible for the global deployment of PLM systems. Outside of Eaton and in between Eaton roles, Todd held several positions of increasing responsibility at Stryker Corporation, including his last role as a Senior IT Business Partner responsible for all IT strategies for one of their largest divisions and their global PLM programme.
He holds a bachelor of science in Computer Science from the University of Michigan and a masters of business administration from Michigan State University.
"There's a whole wide variety of technologies that are now possible via the computing power that's out there in the world today."
"Going forward, we're going to move from a factory that only has insights to one that is truly intelligent."
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