Eaton Corp. announced that Patrick Randrianarison has been named president of the company’s South America region, responsible for leading Eaton’s business in the region with a specific focus on growing sales, transferring best practices, building organizational capability, supporting Eaton’s regional business leaders and strengthening the Eaton brand throughout the region. Randrianarison will continue in his current role as president of Eaton’s South America Vehicle Group and will remain based in Valinhos, Brazil.
“Patrick has established a track record of accomplishment in leading our Truck business and, most recently, the combined vehicle businesses in South America over the last few years,” says Craig Arnold, vice chairman and chief operating officer for Eaton’s industrial sector. “I look forward to his continued leadership in this expanded role and know that he will be an outstanding partner for our leaders in South America. His regional knowledge and significant operational experience will be especially helpful to Eaton’s electrical and hydraulic businesses as they work to accelerate growth in the region.”
Randrianarison began his Eaton career in 1986 as a manufacturing engineer at the former Eaton truck facility in Saint-Nazaire, France, and held numerous roles in manufacturing, program management and operations before being named plant manager in 1998. In 2001 he became plant manager at the truck facility in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, and in 2005 was named director of quality, operational excellence and operations for the heavy-duty transmissions division in Galesburg, Mich. In 2007 he became general manager of the Brazil light- and medium-duty transmission business and in 2009 was named to lead the South America Vehicle Group.