PUNE, India (Jan. 10, 2013) – Industrial manufacturer Eaton announced that Nitin Chalke has been named managing director of Eaton in India, reporting to Curt Hutchins, president – Asia Pacific. He succeeds Raja Kochar who has decided to leave Eaton to pursue other career interests, effective Jan. 18.
“I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Nitin as managing director of Eaton in India,” said Hutchins. “He has a wealth of business experience, including his most recent role leading our India Hydraulics business. We look forward to Nitin’s leadership as we continue to expand our India enterprise.”
In his new role, Chalke will be responsible for developing and executing a broad based, proactive strategy to support Eaton’s growth objectives in India. He will continue to lead the India Hydraulics business until a successor is appointed.
Chalke joined Eaton in 2009 and most recently served as managing director, India and South East Asia – Hydraulics. Prior to Eaton, he held various positions at Schindler, Structural India and Ingersoll-Rand. Chalke holds a Bachelor of Engineering and MBA from Mumbai University in India
Eaton is a power management company providing energy-efficient solutions that help customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power. The company is a global technology company with solutions in electrical products, systems and services for power quality, distribution and control, power transmission, lighting and wiring products; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton acquired Cooper Industries plc in 2012. Eaton has approximately 100,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries.