Eaton Names Joe-Tao Zhou President, China

Date: 2013/5/01

Eaton announced that Joe-Tao Zhou has been named president of Eaton in China, reporting to Curt Hutchins, president – Asia Pacific, effective May 1.  Zhou succeeds Erbing Shang who was appointed general manager – China for the company’s Vehicle Group.

“With the acquisition of Cooper, the complexity of our business in China has expanded significantly with an increased footprint, staffing, customers, business partners and overall scale.  In Joe’s new capacity he will provide critical leadership for our technology day activities, government relations, marketing, communications, business development, partner relations and key account management activities,” said Hutchins. 

“Joe will play a key leadership role in helping to integrate Cooper products and messaging into our technology days and lead the renovation of our Shanghai and Beijing Customer Experience Centers.”

Zhou most recently held the position of president – Asia Pacific for Eaton’s Aerospace business and prior to that held the president, China role for Eaton.  Prior to joining Eaton in 2008, Zhou worked for Alcatel Lucent where he last served as executive vice president of its China organization. He holds a bachelor's degree in automation control engineering from Beijing University of Aerospace Technology in China and a postgraduate diploma in business administration from Queensland University of Technology in Australia.