DUBLIN, Ireland — Power management company Eaton announced Taras “Terry” Szmagala Jr. has been named executive vice president and chief legal officer. In this role, he will serve as counsel to Eaton’s executive management team and its Board of Directors, and will lead the company’s global Legal organization, including the Corporate Governance and Compliance functions. Szmagala will report to Craig Arnold, chairman and chief executive officer.
Since joining Eaton in 2007, Szmagala has served as chief counsel for the Fluid Power Group, vice president and chief counsel of the Industrial Sector, senior vice president and deputy general counsel for Eaton, and, most recently, Eaton’s senior vice president of Public and Community Affairs and Corporate Communications. Prior to joining Eaton, Szmagala worked as group counsel with Avery Dennison Corporation and as an attorney with Squire Patton Boggs in its Cleveland, Ohio, Washington, D.C., and Kyiv, Ukraine offices.
Szmagala holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and a juris doctorate from the University of Virginia School of Law.
Additionally, Nancy Berardinelli-Krantz has been named senior vice president and deputy chief legal officer reporting to Szmagala. In this role, Berardinelli-Krantz will continue to lead the business legal teams for the company’s Electrical and Industrial Sectors and will partner closely with Szmagala in leading the Law department.
Most recently, Berardinelli-Krantz served as senior vice president and general counsel for the company’s Electrical and Industrial Sectors. Prior to this, she held a number of leadership roles within Eaton’s legal team including senior vice president and general counsel of Digital, Innovation and Technology; senior vice president of Ethics and Compliance; vice president and chief counsel of Litigation; business counsel for the Electrical Products Group; and senior attorney for Government Contracts and Internal Investigations. Berardinelli-Krantz has also served as senior legal counsel, Americas, for The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and as an associate in the Trial Practice/Government Regulation Group for the international law firm of Jones Day. Berardinelli-Krantz is also a Veteran of the United States Army.
Berardinelli-Krantz received a bachelor’s degree from John Carroll University and a juris doctorate, magna cum laude, from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.Tagged with Eaton