Eaton Corp. (Cleveland): Ramanath Ramakrishnan has been appointed executive V.P. and chief technology officer, succeeding Lennart Jonsson, who will remain with the company until June 15 to ensure a smooth transition.
Ramakrishnan joined Eaton in 2005 as a director of corporate technology and most recently was senior vice president of technology for the Industrial Sector, where he led significant technology and innovation programs for Eaton's Aerospace, Hydraulics and Vehicle businesses. Prior to that, he led the successful growth of Eaton's India Engineering Center in Pune, India. Before joining Eaton, he had been with GE for nine years, most recently as general manager of reliability and safety engineering, and held their Global Six Sigma quality and e-engineering role for global research as well as other progressively responsible engineering roles with GE. Prior to GE he held engineering positions with Wyman-Gordon Company, an aerospace components manufacturer.
Ramakrishnan is a certified professional engineer with a master's degree in mechanical engineering from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, and a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Bangalore University in India. He is also a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt and holds two patents.