DUBLIN, Ireland — Power management company Eaton announced that Katrina R. Redmond has been named senior vice president and chief information officer (CIO), effective January 4, 2021. She succeeds Bill Blausey, who has announced he will retire on February 28, 2021. Redmond will report to Craig Arnold, Eaton’s chairman and chief executive officer, and will be a member of the senior leadership team.
In this role, Redmond will be responsible for the development and execution of Eaton’s global enterprise-wide information technology strategy.
Redmond joins Eaton from Hubbell, where she served as vice president and CIO responsible for the information technology strategy and digital advancement capabilities. Prior to this, she served in senior vice president and CIO roles for ABB/GE Industrial Solutions and GE Grid Solutions. She has also held leadership roles of increasing responsibility at GE Plastics, GE Polymershapes and GE Supply.
Redmond holds bachelor’s degrees in biology and psychology from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, and a master’s degree in industrial engineering from Southern Polytechnic State University in Atlanta, Georgia. Redmond and her family will relocate to Cleveland, Ohio.
Over the next few months, Redmond and Blausey will be working together to ensure a smooth leadership transition.
“I’d like to extend my sincere thanks to Bill for his 34 years of service to Eaton,” said Richard H. Fearon, Eaton’s vice chairman and chief financial and planning officer. “Over the years, I have relied on Bill’s deep technical knowledge and judgment to lead us through a significant transformation of our IT capabilities. He has been a terrific partner, and I will miss his guidance and leadership.”