Electrical Business


Eaton names Richard D. Holder president – Electrical Components

January 7, 2010 | By

Industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation has named Richard D. Holder president of the newly formed Electrical Components Organization reporting to Jerry R. Whitaker, president – Americas Region, Eaton’s Electrical Sector. He will be located at the company’s Electrical Sector headquarters in Cherrington, Penn.

“To continue our focus on driving customer satisfaction, developing our
distribution partners, growing market share and building our
organizational capability, we are combining our Industrial Controls
Division, Residential Products Division, and Low-Voltage and
Medium-Voltage Circuit Breaker Divisions under Rich’s leadership in the
new Electrical Components Organization,” said Jerry R. Whitaker,
president Americas Region, Eaton’s Electrical Sector.

Holder joined Eaton in 2001 as vice president, Supply Chain and
Operational Excellence in the company’s Electrical Group. He went on to
become vice president and general manager of the group’s Power
Distribution and Assemblies Division and most recently served as
executive vice president – Eaton Business System. Prior to joining
Eaton, Holder was director of Aircraft and Technical Purchasing for
U.S. Airways, director of Strategic Materials for Allied Signal, and
held positions of increasing responsibility in supply chain and
engineering at Parker Hannifin’s aerospace division in California.

Holder earned a bachelor’s degree in Aviation Management from Southern
Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill., and a master’s degree in
business from Webster University in St. Louis, Mo.


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