Photo: Eaton Corp.

Photo: Eaton Corp.

Truck component manufacturer Eaton Corp. announced on Tuesday Pavan Pattada has been named president of the company’s North American truck business beginning the first of next year.

Pattada most recently served as senior vice president, corporate supply chain management for Eaton. He will be based in Galesburg, Michigan and will report to Ken Davis, president of the company’s vehicle group.

“Pavan’s success in key roles at Eaton along with his range of experiences in operational and strategic roles, his time spent in the truck business, and his focus on customers makes him the right person to lead our North American truck team,” said Davis.

Pattada joined Eaton in 2002 as the director of global sourcing for corporate supply chain management, was named general manager of Eaton’s truck business in India in 2005, and in 2009 became director of operations for North American truck. Prior to his most recent position with Eaton, Pattada was the vice president of business development for the industrial sector.

Before joining Eaton, Pattada held a series of managerial and consulting positions with Deloitte Consulting in Cleveland, Ohio, and was a chief officer for ship operations with Dole Fresh Fruit Inc. in Costa Rica.

Pattada holds 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.