Eaton Names Jim McGill President – Asia Pacific for Electrical Sector

Date: May 14, 2012

Shanghai … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation has announced that Jim McGill has been named president – Asia Pacific for the Electrical Sector. In his new role, McGill will report to Thomas S. Gross, vice chairman and COO. He previously served as Eaton’s executive vice president and chief human resources officer and succeeds Revathi Advaithi who was recently appointed president – Americas for the Electrical Sector.

With 34 years of combined service with Eaton and Westinghouse Electric, McGill has held a number of significant leadership roles during his career.  Previously, McGill served as Eaton’s president – Asia Pacific and vice president – Eaton Business System. He also held leadership positions in the Industrial Controls Division in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and has significant international experience, including in Southeast Asia with Eaton’s Electrical Group. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry from Miami University in Ohio.

“Jim is well prepared to help drive the growth strategy for the Electrical Sector in Asia Pacific,” said Gross. “In addition, his global and regional experience will be a help to the company in our effort to continue to grow in the dynamic Asia Pacific markets.”

As president of Asia Pacific for Eaton’s Electrical Sector, McGill is responsible for Eaton’s electrical business throughout the region, including manufacturing operations, sales, marketing, technology, and product development. He is based in Shanghai.

Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader in power distribution, power quality, control and automation, power monitoring, and energy management products and services. Eaton is positioned, through its Cutler-Hammer®, Moeller®, Powerware®, Holec®, MEM®, and Santak® global electrical product series, to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges.

Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with more than 100 years of experience providing energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power. With 2011 sales of $16.0 billion, Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components, systems and services for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 72,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit