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Eaton announces Electrical Sector leadership changes, realigns sales and marketing to meet changing customer needs

Date: June 22, 2018

  • Eaton names Molly Murphy to lead North American sales organization following retirement of Dave Bucklew
  • Eaton appoints Jeff Krakowiak to lead marketing and commercial operations, including Eaton centers of excellence
  • Appointments to advance growth and enable commercial teams with data-driven market insights

 — Power management company Eaton today announced leadership changes to its Electrical Sector sales and marketing organization. Molly Murphy has been named senior vice president, North American Sales, and Jeff Krakowiak has been named senior vice president, Marketing and Commercial Operations, effective August 1. During the transition, Molly will work with Dave Bucklew, who is retiring November 9, 2018 after 37 years of outstanding service. 

“The world’s electrical infrastructure is rapidly evolving and Eaton is positioned to help our customers address change,” said Revathi Advaithi, chief operating officer of Eaton’s Electrical Sector. “Dave Bucklew has made a lasting impact on our industry with his uncompromising commitment to our customers. I’m confident that the experience and leadership that Molly Murphy and Jeff Krakowiak bring to their new roles will help drive growth and build on our legacy of industry-leading commercial capabilities.” 

The Electrical Sector sales and marketing organizations will serve Eaton’s key customer end markets with an expansive portfolio of electrical products and services. Both organizations will report to Revathi Advaithi. 

Molly Murphy will lead Eaton’s North American Sales, which will now include industrial, original equipment manufacturer (OEM), utility, commercial, industrial, data center, service and general sales teams. Currently, Molly is the vice president of U.S. sales. She was named to her current role in 2017 and has more than two decades of experience in sales, marketing and training roles in the electrical industry. 

Jeff Krakowiak will lead Eaton’s Electrical centers of excellence (CoE) in support of Eaton sales teams and customer outreach. Eaton CoEs include marketing communications, sales operations, customer support, project management, pricing and commercial learning and development. Jeff is currently a senior vice president of sales, service and marketing in Europe, Middle East and Africa at Eaton. He has held his current role since 2015 and has nearly three decades of experience in the industry. 

Dave Bucklew, the current senior vice president of North American Sales, has elected to retire from Eaton on November 9. Dave joined Eaton 1994 as part of the Westinghouse acquisition and has held leadership positions in the electrical business sales, marketing and channel operations. He was named to his current role in 2009. 

Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges.

Eaton is a power management company with 2017 sales of $20.4 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 96,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries.

Hilary Spittle, +1 (440) 523-5352
Regina Parundik, (412) 559-1614 

Dave Bucklew
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