- Published: 08 August 2013 08 August 2013
Eaton has named Kurt McMaken president Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region. He succeeds Yannis P. Tsavalas who is moving to a new role as senior vice president, strategic initiatives Electrical Sector.
McMaken will report to Thomas S. Gross, Eaton’s vice chairman and chief operating officer for Eaton’s Electrical Sector. Prior to this appointment, McMaken served as vice president, finance and planning, for the Electrical Sector’s EMEA Region. He joined Eaton in 2001 as an associate in corporate planning and development and was named senior vice president, corporate development and treasury, in 2009. Prior to Eaton, he worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP. McMaken has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Georgetown University and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He is based at the EMEA Headquarters in Morges, Switzerland.