Eaton Corp.

Power management company Eaton Corp. has appointed João Faria president of its Vehicle Group, effective May 1. He succeeds Kenneth Davis, who has announced he will retire Aug. 1.

Davis has served as Vehicle Group president since 2011, the company said. 

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In 2016, Eaton had sales of $19.7 billion.

Faria will be responsible for the company’s vehicle business, which manufactures engine air management, traction control, fluid conveyance and powertrain products for passenger and commercial vehicles, according to Eaton. He joined Eaton in 1987 as a materials engineer at the Valinhos, Brazil, truck plant, assigned to quality, manufacturing and management roles within the truck transmission operations.


Since 2013, he has had dual responsibilities of leading the electrical business in Latin America and corporate president for South and Central America. He will report to Uday Yadav, chief operating officer for the industrial sector, according to Eaton, which is based in Dublin, Ireland.


“João’s deep knowledge of our vehicle businesses coupled with his broad Eaton experience in both hydraulics and electrical make him an ideal candidate to lead our team at a time when our industry is undergoing significant change,” Yadav said in a statement. “João’s international experience and knowledge of blended power will be a real asset as we position the Vehicle Group for an exciting future.”

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