Dave Bailey named vice president, Technology, Aerospace Group

Date: June 19, 2017


IRVINE, Calif. … Dave Bailey has been named vice president, Technology, Aerospace Group. Based in Los Angeles, California, Dave will report directly to Nanda Kumar, president, Aerospace Group, and functionally to Jeff Lowinger, senior vice president and chief technology officer, Industrial Sector.

In this role, Dave is responsible for developing and implementing the group’s technology strategy and providing overall direction for engineering and technology enhancement initiatives. In addition, Dave will have overall responsibility for driving engineering and innovation processes and the development of new products, services, systems, and solutions.

“We’re making significant investments in game-changing technologies to fuel growth in our Aerospace business beyond 2020,” said Kumar. “Dave’s extensive knowledge and experience will allow us to develop disruptive technologies related to More Electric Aircraft (MEA), Intelligent Aircraft and additive manufacturing creating additional value for our customers and putting us in a good position to win content on future platforms.” Kumar added, “Dave has been involved with innovation and new technology throughout his career. In addition to holding a number patents, he has successfully transitioned new technology to a number of platforms most notably on the B787 aircraft.”

Dave began his career at Eaton in 2013 as the director, Engineering, for the Fuel and Motion Control Systems Division, Aerospace Group. Prior to that, he worked for Crane Aerospace as vice president, Landing Systems; senior director, Engineering; and director, Technology, Europe. He also worked for Coventry University as a senior lecturer in Aerospace/Avionic Systems; Adwest Engineering as a teaching company associate; and Lucas Aerospace as systems engineer.

Dave holds a PhD in aircraft systems from Cranfield University, School of Aeronautics; an MBA from Warwick Business School, Warwick University; a Master of Science degree in control systems, University of Sheffield; and a bachelor’s degree in electrical and electronic engineering, University of Salford.

In the aerospace industry, Eaton is a leading supplier of hydraulic, electro-hydraulic pump and generator products and integrated systems; engine and airframe fuel pumps; electric motors; aircraft door actuation, flight and flow controls; fluid, fuel and air delivery products and systems; nose wheel steering systems; integrated control systems; cockpit controls; power and load management systems; pressure sensors, seals, and fluid health monitoring products and systems. Eaton serves commercial and military aviation, aerospace, military weapons, marine and off-road markets worldwide.

Eaton is a power management company with 2016 sales of $19.7 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 95,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit Eaton.com.


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