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Impressive women help lead Eaton's success

Eaton has a number of impressive women at its senior executive level, helping drive the company's success.

Revathi Advaithi is Eaton's Chief Operating Officer, Electrical Sector

Revathi Advaithi is chief operating officer, Electrical Sector for Eaton, a power management company. In her role, she''s responsible for the company's global electrical business and also has corporate responsibility for Eaton's Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Previously, Advaithi was president of the Electrical Sector, Americas and was responsible for the company's Electrical business in North, South and Central America. Prior to that role, Advaithi was the President of the Electrical Sector - Asia Pacific in Shanghai, China.

Advaithi joined Eaton in 1995 in the Global Leadership Development Program as a manufacturing supervisor at the Shawnee, Oklahoma facility. After that she held several roles in the U.S. and Europe. Advaithi left Eaton in 2002 to join Honeywell where she held several senior roles within the sourcing and supply chain functions before being named vice president and general manager of Honeywell's Field Solutions business in 2006. She rejoined Eaton in 2008 as vice president and general manager of the Electrical Components Division.

Advaithi has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science in Pilani, India and an MBA in international business from Thunderbird–Garvin School of International Business in Glendale, Arizona.

Advaithi serves on the board of governors of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association and on the Advisory Council for the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Energy. She also will serve as a non-executive director of the board of directors at BAE Systems beginning in January 2018.

Eaton also has a number of highly accomplished women serving on its board.

Eatin - Deborah-L-McCoy

Deborah L. McCoy - Independent aviation safety consultant

Deborah L. McCoy is an independent aviation safety consultant. She retired from Continental Airlines, Inc. in 2005, where she had served as Senior Vice President, Flight Operations since 1999. During part of 2005, Ms. McCoy also briefly served as the Chief Executive Officer of DJ Air Group, a start-up commercial airline company. Director since 2000.

Eaton - Sandra-Pianalto

Sandra Pianalto - Retired President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Sandra Pianalto served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland from February 2003 until her retirement in June 2014. She joined the Bank in 1983 as an economist in the research department. She was appointed Assistant Vice President of public affairs in 1984, Vice President and Secretary to the board of directors in 1988, and Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in 1993. Before joining the Bank, Ms. Pianalto was an economist at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and served on the staff of the Budget Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. She is currently a director of The J.M. Smucker Company and Prudential Financial, Inc., chair of the board of directors of University Hospitals Health System, and past chair and life director of the board of United Way of Greater Cleveland. She holds the FirstMerit Chair in Banking at the University of Akron. Ms. Pianalto is also an advisory trustee at the University of Akron and serves on the board of College Now Greater Cleveland. Director since 2014.

Eaton Dorothy-C-Thompson

Dorothy C. Thompson - Chief Executive, Drax Group plc

Dorothy C. Thompson is the retired Chief Executive of Drax Group plc, a U.K.-based power retail and generation company. She was appointed CEO of Drax Group plc in September 2005 and to the company’s Board of Directors in October 2005. Prior to joining Drax, Ms. Thompson was vice president of InterGen NV, an independent power-company jointly owned by Shell and Bechtel. Ms. Thompson is a member of the Board of Directors of Tullow Oil Plc and of the Court of the Bank of England. She was a director of Johnson Matthey Plc until 2016. Director since 2016.

Lori Ryerkerk Eaton

Lori J. Ryerkerk - Chairman, Celanese Corporation

Lori J. Ryerkerk is the Chairman, President and Chief Executive officer of Celanese Corporation, a global chemical and specialty materials company. 

Prior to joining Celanese Corporation, Lori served as Executive Vice President of Global Manufacturing of Shell Downstream Inc., a business of Royal Dutch Shell plc. Sher also served as Senior Vice President, Refining, Supply and Terminals at Hess Corporation. Prior to that, she spent 24 years with ExxonMobil and served in a variety of operational and senior leadership roles.

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