Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation has named Patrick Randrianarison president of the Vehicle Group in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) effective August 1. In this role, Randrianarison will report to Ken Davis, president of Eaton’s Vehicle Group, and will be based in Turin, Italy. He will be responsible for leading Eaton’s automotive and truck businesses in EMEA. Randrianarison succeeds Nanda Kumar who was recently named executive vice president of the Eaton Business System.
Most recently, Randrianarison served as president of Eaton in South America and president of the Vehicle Group in South America. During his 26 years with the company he has held numerous leadership positions including general manager of the Light and Medium Duty Transmission Division in Brazil; director of Quality, Operational Excellence and Operations for the Heavy Duty Transmission Division; and plant manager in Saint-Nazaire, France and San Luis Potosi, Mexico.
Randrianarison holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Ecole Centrale Nantes in France, and a master’s degree in business administration from the Institut Francais de Gestion Universite Nantes in France.
Succeeding Randrianarison as President - South America and President of the Vehicle Group - South America will be Antonio Galvao. Galvao will report to Davis in his new Vehicle Group role and Craig Arnold, vice chairman and chief operating officer - Eaton’s Industrial Sector, in his South American leadership role. He will continue to be located in Valinhos, Brazil. A search for Galvao’s successor as director of operations for the Vehicle Group in South America is underway.
Since joining Eaton in 1985, Galvao has held a number of quality, manufacturing and operations roles including director of operational excellence for the Truck Group.
Galvao has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Universidade Estadual de Campinas in Brazil and a master’s degree in business administration from Fundação Getúlio Vargas in Brazil.