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Eaton appoints former assistant secretary of the U.S. Air Force to government business post

June 7, 2013

Eaton Corp. (Pittsburgh): William Anderson is now the company’s strategic development executive, Government Segment. Anderson will be based in Washington, D.C. on Eaton’s government business development team responsible for promoting overall power management and energy solutions to the government.

Prior to Eaton, Anderson was involved with the energy technology commercialization, environmental sustainability, defense, real estate asset optimization and business development industries. As the former Assistant Secretary of the United States Air Force for Installations, Environment and Logistics, and the Air Force's senior energy executive under President George W. Bush, Anderson led efforts to test, certify and fly alternative aviation fuels, and developed renewable electric generation facilities for U.S. military installations. For these efforts, Anderson received the Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service and the Presidential Award for Leadership in Federal Energy Management.

Anderson has also had financial and tax consulting positions at Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc., Arthur Andersen & Co., and Ryder Systems Inc. as well as posts at GE where he held a variety of positions including tax counsel, general counsel, director of environmental and quality affairs, general manager and senior counsel, Environmental Health and Safety. In these roles, Anderson led a broad range of functions including manufacturing, supply chain, business development, quality, international taxation, legal and legislative affairs, environmental stewardship and worker safety.

He is an honors graduate of Washington College and earned his law degree with honors from Syracuse University. He has also studied in the master's program for international business at the University of Miami.