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McMaken succeeds Tsavalas as Eaton’s EMEA president

08 August, 2013

Eaton has appointed Kurt McMaken as its EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) region president. He succeeds Yannis Tsavalas who has been president since 2009 and is moving on to a new role as senior vice-president for strategic initiatives in Eaton’s electrical sector.

McMaken was previously vice-president for electrical sector finance and planning in the EMEA Region. He joined Eaton in 2001 as an associate in corporate planning, and before that worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers.

“Kurt brings a terrific set of experiences in business development and finance that he will deploy to continue developing corporate regional capabilities and to expand Eaton’s business in the region,” said Gross. “Since joining Eaton, Kurt has delivered impressive results across a broad range of roles,” says Thomas Gross, vice-chairman and chief operating officer of Eaton’s electrical sector. “His knowledge of the region, strategic mindset, and business acumen will help to advance our operating position in EMEA.”

McMaken: a terrific set of experiences

McMaken will be based at Eaton’s EMEA headquarters in Switzerland and will report to Gross.

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