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Eaton announces top leadership changes in Electrical Systems & Services Group and Asia Pacific Region

Date: May 21, 2018

  • Eaton names Brian Brickhouse president, Electrical Systems and Services Group following retirement of Bill VanLandingham on July 1, 2018
  • Eaton appoints Howard Liu president, Asia Pacific Region – Electrical Sector
  • Both business leaders will help advance intelligent power and connected solutions, project productivity and growth

PITTSBURGH, PA — Power management company Eaton today announced that Brian Brickhouse has been named president, Electrical Systems and Services Group, effective July 1. Brickhouse will succeed Bill VanLandingham, who is retiring after 33 years of exceptional service. 

Brickhouse will lead Eaton’s teams that provide industry-leading global solutions, deep application expertise and services for industrial, utility, data center, construction and machine building customers. With more than three decades of leadership roles in the electrical industry, he will head Eaton’s Electrical Systems and Services Group, which includes low- and medium-voltage power distribution, harsh and hazardous area and utility and grid solutions, uninterruptible power supply (UPS) solutions and the engineering services organization. Currently, Brickhouse is president of the Asia Pacific Region – Electrical Sector at Eaton. He was named to his current role in 2015. 

Revathi Advaithi, chief operating officer of Eaton’s Electrical Sector, said, “We thank Bill for his leadership and his important contribution to Eaton’s growth, and we wish him all the best in his retirement. I’m confident that the experience and leadership that Brian and Howard bring to their new roles will enable a successful transition and help drive further growth, building on our industry-leading electrical portfolio.” 

Bill VanLandingham, president of the Electrical Systems and Services Group, elected to retire from Eaton on July 1, 2018, and will work with Brian in the transition. Bill joined Eaton in 1994 as part of the Westinghouse acquisition and has held leadership positions in operations, marketing and sales in a number of businesses in the Electrical Sector, leading to his current role in 2017. 

Eaton named Howard Liu to succeed Brickhouse as president, Asia Pacific Region – Electrical Sector, effective July 1, 2018. Currently, Howard is president of the Asia Pacific region (excluding India) for the Hydraulics Group, Vehicle Group and Corporate China. Howard joined Eaton in 2006 and held leadership roles in the APAC region in both the Hydraulics and Vehicle groups. Prior to joining Eaton, he held operations and business management roles with United Technology, Danaher and Ford. Howard will report to Revathi Advaithi.

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. For more information, visit

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