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Eaton Names John Sapp President, Aerospace Group; Nanda Kumar to Retire

Intelligent power management company Eaton (NYSE:ETN) today announced that John Sapp has joined the company effective December 4, 2023. He will succeed Nanda Kumar as the president of Eaton’s Aerospace Group upon Kumar’s retirement on March 31, 2024. Sapp will report to Paulo Ruiz, president and chief operating officer, Industrial Sector, and will join Eaton’s senior leadership team.

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John Sapp, Eaton (Photo: Business Wire)

John Sapp, Eaton (Photo: Business Wire)

“Nanda is an exceptional leader who inspires and motivates others with his passion for our mission and deep expertise across our businesses,” said Ruiz. “I want to express my gratitude to Nanda for his invaluable contributions to the company and congratulate him on his retirement.”

Sapp joins Eaton from Collins Aerospace, where he most recently served as vice president and general manager of Strategic Solutions for Mission Systems. Before this role, he was the vice president and general manager of the Integrated Solutions business and prior to that, vice president of Commercial Aftermarket Sales and Support. Before joining Collins in 2018, Sapp held leadership roles with GE Aviation and was an F-15C fighter pilot in the U.S. Air Force. He also attended and later served as an instructor at the U.S. Air Force Fighter Weapons School.

Eaton is an intelligent power management company dedicated to improving the quality of life and protecting the environment for people everywhere. We are guided by our commitment to do business right, to operate sustainably and to help our customers manage power ─ today and well into the future. By capitalizing on the global growth trends of electrification and digitalization, we’re accelerating the planet’s transition to renewable energy, helping to solve the world’s most urgent power management challenges, and doing what’s best for our stakeholders and all of society.

Founded in 1911, Eaton is marking its 100th anniversary of being listed on the New York Stock Exchange. We reported revenues of $20.8 billion in 2022 and serve customers in more than 170 countries. For more information, visit Follow us on LinkedIn.


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