Eaton announced that Pavan Pattada has been named president, Vehicle Group, North America, effective Sept. 1.
Pattada joined Eaton in 2002 and most recently served as president, Truck North America, Vehicle Group. In his new role, he will report to Ken Davis, president, Vehicle Group.
“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.”
Pattada has served in several roles at Eaton, including as the director of global sourcing for corporate supply chain management, general manager of Eaton’s truck business in India and director of operations for North American Truck.
Prior to his time at Eaton, Pattada worked for Deloitte Consulting and was chief officer of ship operations with Dole Fresh Fruit. He holds a Master’s degree in strategy and administration from Duke University and a Bachelor’s from L.B.S. College of Advanced Maritime Studies, Mumbai, India.
“I am confident that Pavan is the right person to lead this organization as we continue to grow this important part of our business,” said Davis.