Eaton names Richard Jacobs president, EMEA Hydraulics Business

06 May 2014

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Eaton has named Richard Jacobs as president of the Hydraulics Business in Europe, Middle East and Africa. In this role, Jacobs will continue to report to Bill VanArsdale, president, Hydraulics Group. He succeeds Astrid Mozes who has been named chief technology officer for Eaton’s Hydraulics Group.

VanArsdale says: “Ensuring the successful execution of the growth strategy in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region is critical. Rick’s global leadership experience and the growth he has brought to multiple businesses makes him ideally suited to lead this team.”

Jacobs has been the vice president and general manager of Filtration since 2008. Prior to that role, he was Eaton’s vice president, Supply Chain Management. Previously, Jacobs held a variety of leadership roles at companies including Knorr Bremse, Honeywell and General Electric.

Jacobs will be located in Morges, Switzerland. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical and industrial engineering and a master’s degree in industrial management from Clarkson University in New York.

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