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Eaton Names Two Sector Presidents, CEOs

Heath Monesmith

DUBLIN, Ireland — Power management company Eaton announced that Heath Monesmith has been named president and chief operating officer of the Electrical Sector, effective July 5, 2022. In this role, he will also have corporate responsibility for the EMEA region and will report to Eaton’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Craig Arnold.

“Heath’s passion, insight, and strategic abilities were instrumental in guiding the Industrial Sector through the challenges of the past three years,” said Arnold. “I have no doubt these qualities will serve him and Eaton well as he takes on this new role.”

Monesmith most recently served as president and chief operating officer of the Industrial Sector. Prior to this role, he was executive vice president and general counsel for Eaton, served as executive vice president of Human Resources at Cooper Industries and was a partner at the K&L Gates law firm in Pennsylvania. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Ohio University, a law degree from The Ohio State University College of Law, and an MBA from Texas A&M University.

Monesmith succeeds Uday Yadav who is leaving Eaton to pursue new opportunities.

“I’d like to extend sincere thanks to Uday for his 22 years of service to Eaton,” said Arnold. “He approached each role with his trademark passion, focus and uncompromising desire to excel – traits that helped him make a significant and lasting difference within the company. We wish him and his family all the best for the future.”

Paulo Ruiz

In a related move, Paulo Ruiz will succeed Monesmith as president and chief operating officer of the Industrial Sector. In this role, Ruiz will also have corporate responsibility for the Asia-Pacific and Latin American regions and will report to Arnold.

Ruiz joined Eaton in 2019 as the president of the Hydraulics Group and most recently served as president of the Energy Solutions and Services Americas Group. Prior to joining Eaton, Ruiz served for more than 18 years in a variety of leadership roles with Siemens. A successor for Ruiz will be named in the near future.

Arnold continued, “Paulo’s strong leadership skills and broad business experience make him well positioned to lead our Industrial Sector.”

Over the next few weeks, Monesmith, Yadav and Ruiz will be working together to ensure a smooth leadership transition.

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