GALESBURG, Mich. — Eaton announced today that Pavan Pattada has been appointed president, vehicle group, North America.
Pattada reports to Ken Davis, president, vehicle group. The appointment came into effect on September 1, 2015. Before accepting his new position, Pattada was president, truck North America, vehicle group. He will be based in Galesburg and Southfield, Michigan.
“Pavan’s success in key roles at Eaton along with his range of experiences in operational and strategic roles and his focus on customers makes him the right person to lead our North American business,” said Davis. “This move creates a common alignment in all four of our regions and is a continuation of the vehicle group’s evolution that began in 2009. I am confident that Pavan is the right person to lead this organization as we continue to grow this important part of our business.”
Pattada joined the Eaton team back in 2002 as the director of global sourcing for corporate supply chain management. He was named general manager of Eaton’s Truck business in India in 2005, and in 2009 became director of operations for North American Truck. He was also the vice-president of business development for the Industrial Sector. He also has a master’s degree in strategy and administration from Duke University in North Carolina, and a bachelor’s degree from L.B.S. College of Advanced Maritime Studies in Mumbai, India.