Eaton announces Electrical Sector leadership changes • July 2018
By Ellen Cools
July 13, 2018 — Eaton recently 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, 2018.
Murphy will lead Eaton’s North American sales, which will now include industrial, OEM, utility, commercial, data center, service and general sales team. Currently, she serves as vice president of U.S. sales.
Meanwhile, Krakowiak will lead Eaton’s Electrical centres of excellence (CoE) in support of Eaton’s sales teams and customer outreach. Eaton CoEs include marketing communications, sales operations, customer support, project management, pricing and commercial learning and development. Krakowiak currently serves as senior vice president of sales, service and marketing in Europe, Middle East and Africa.
During the transition, Murphy will work with Dave Bucklew, current senior vice president of North American Sales, who is retiring on November 9, 2018, after 37 years at Eaton. Bucklew joined Eaton in 1994 as part of the Westinghouse acquisition and has held leadership positions in the electrical business sales, marketing and channel operations.
“The world’s electrical infrastructure is rapidly evolving and Eaton is positioned to help our customers address change,” said Revathi Advaithi, COO 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 report to Advaithi.