Eaton Names Shyam Kambeyanda Regional President, Americas, Hydraulics Business, and Howard Liu Regional President, Asia Pacific, Hydraulic Business.

Date: 2013/7/02

Shanghai … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton announced that Shyam Kambeyanda has been named regional president, Americas, Hydraulic Business and Howard Liu, as Kambeyanda’s successor, been named president, Asia Pacific, Hydraulic Business, effective July 1. In their new roles, Kambeyanda and Liu will both report to Bill VanArsdale, president, Hydraulics Group. Kambeyanda will relocate to Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Liu will be based in Shanghai, China.

“Shyam’s diverse global experience along with his strong knowledge of marketing and manufacturing make him ideally suited to lead our Americas region. I want to thank Shyam for the great job he’s done leading our Asia Pacific region and wish him the best as he steps into this new leadership role.” said VanArsdale. “And I am very pleased to welcome Howard back to the Hydraulics Group. His success leading the Vehicle Group in Asia-Pacific the last three years coupled with his Hydraulics industry knowledge and experience will serve him well in his new role.”

Since joining Eaton in 1995, Kambeyanda has held roles of increasing responsibility in manufacturing and marketing including business unit manager of the Supercharger and Cylinder Head business in Torino, Italy; general manager of the Automotive Group’s Engine Air Management Operations in Shanghai, China; managing director, India; and his most recent assignment, regional president – Asia Pacific, for the Hydraulics business.

Kambeyanda holds bachelor’s degrees in physics and general science from Coe College in Iowa and in electrical engineering from Iowa State University. Kambeyanda also holds a master’s degree in business administration from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Liu joined Eaton in 2006 as general manager, Hydraulics Operations, Greater China – Hydraulics Group. In 2010, he was named president, Asia Pacific, Vehicle Group. Prior to joining Eaton, Liu was general manager of Carrier Corporation’s China subsidiary, and in operations management for Danaher in U.S.A.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, and a master’s degree in business administration from Michigan State University.