May 032021
Eaton welcomes Darryl Wilson and Bob Pragada to its Board of Directors

– IRELAND, Dublin –  Eaton Corporation plc (NYSE: ETN), the Power management company today announced the election of Darryl Wilson and Bob Pragada to its Board of Directors effective April 28, 2021, succeeding Mike Critelli and Rick Fearon who retired from the Board.

“Darryl and Bob bring extensive experience in the power, industrial and technology sectors, as well as a global perspective that will make them both valuable additions to Eaton. We are pleased to welcome them to the Board.” said Chairman and CEO, Craig Arnold.

He continued, “These appointments also mark a milestone in the evolution of our Board, with two-thirds of our directors now women or U.S. minorities. At Eaton, we know having diverse teams drives innovation, growth, and strong performance. Our commitment to inclusion and diversity is also reflected in the strength of our global leadership team, more than half of whom are U.S. minorities.”

“I’d like to thank Rick and Mike for their many years of extraordinary service to Eaton,” said Craig Arnold. “They have both made a meaningful and lasting impact on the organization, and we wish them the best for the future.”

About Darryl Wilson

Darryl Wilson is the founder, chairman, and president of The Wilson Collective, a business advisory and investment firm that invests in startup companies and provides advisory services to clients in the power generation, industrial, material supply, and consumer segments. Before founding the organization in 2018, Darryl Wilson worked for more than 25 years in global leadership roles at General Electric Company. During that time, he held several leadership positions of increasing responsibility including vice president of commercial, GE Power division, vice president and chief commercial officer of GE Energy Connections, and president and chief executive officer of GE Aeroderivative Gas Turbines.

About Bob Pragada

Bob Pragada is the president and COO of Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE: J), a professional and technical solutions company that provides consulting, technical, scientific, and project delivery services for the government and private sector. In this role, he has executive oversight of the company’s global operations, which consist of the Aerospace, Technology and Nuclear, and Buildings, Infrastructure, and Advanced Facilities lines of business. Bob Pragada has also previously served as president and CEO of The Brock Group, Inc.

About Eaton

Eaton’s mission is to improve the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. We provide sustainable solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic, and mechanical power – more safely, more efficiently, and more reliably. Eaton’s 2020 revenues were $17.9 billion, and we sell products to customers in more than 175 countries. We have approximately 92,000 employees.

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