Davis Named President Of Eaton Vehicle Group

Posted on December 6, 2010

Eaton Corp. has named Kenneth F. Davis president – Vehicle Group, effective January 1, 2011, succeeding Joseph P. Palchak who has announced his decision to retire at the end of June, 2011. Palchak will continue to report to Craig Arnold, vice chairman and chief operating officer – Industrial Sector, and will be assisting with the transition in addition to some specific projects until his retirement.

In his new role, Davis will also report to Arnold and will be responsible for the company’s automotive and truck businesses. Davis’ current role as president – Americas for Eaton’s Vehicle Group will not be filled. Since joining Eaton in 1986, Davis has held management positions of increasing responsibility including president – Americas for Eaton’s Vehicle Group, president of the company’s Light- and Medium-Duty Transmission business and vice president and general manager for Eaton’s Clutch business.