Tom Grace has more than 22 years of experience in Eaton’s electrical business, focusing for more than half of that time on the impact of counterfeiting on Eaton and the electrical industry. As brand protection manager of Eaton’s Electrical Sector – Americas, he has undertaken the global coordination for brand protection and continues to promote counterfeit awareness, product enhancement and policy enforcement throughout Eaton’s businesses globally.
Tom has extensive field experience that includes market research and administrative actions in China, research and investigations in the Middle East, and supporting federal authorities conducting criminal investigations of counterfeit products in the U.S. He is actively engaged in training with federal agencies and local law enforcement and has conducted anti-counterfeit training at most major U.S. ports. To raise the awareness of the risks of counterfeit electrical products, Tom frequently collaborates with industry associations such as Underwriter’s Laboratories (UL), Canadian Standards Association (CSA), National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), North American Electrical Distributors (NAED), Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFi) and the Professional Apparatus Recyclers League (PEARL). He holds a BS from the University of South Florida.