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Eaton Electrical ANZ names John Atherton as new Managing Director
Mon, 22nd Jan 2024

Eaton Electrical ANZ has announced the appointment of John Atherton as Managing Director of its Australia and New Zealand Division, effective as of January, 2024. Atherton will lead Eaton's Electrical Sector for Asia Pacific and will look to strategically expand operations and drive growth within the region.

Atherton will spearhead all business activities in Australia and New Zealand, aiming to increase market share and exceed customer requirements. He will be based out of Eaton Electrical's Mascot, Sydney office and will be reporting directly to Howard Liu, the President of Eaton Electrical Sector for Asia Pacific.

Howard Liu expressed strong confidence in Atherton's appointment, stating, "John has leveraged his broad experience in data centre, channel strategy and services and effectively combined it with his passion for building and empowering a strong team culture to deliver aggressive growth in both market share and team capability. I am confident that John is well positioned to drive our future successes in ANZ."

Commenting on his new position, Atherton says, "I am both privileged and excited to lead such a talented team at a time where our markets are heavily influenced by both energy transition and digitalisation trends. There are many exciting opportunities ahead and I look forward to making our communities stronger through Eaton's technology."

Atherton brings to his new role a wealth of experience in the Critical Power Industry, clocking up over 25 years in various roles. For the past 8 years, John has successfully led Eaton’s Power Quality (PQ) Division ANZ, delivering year on year growth. Prior to Eaton, Atherton held several leadership positions at Schneider Electric.

Atherton further highlighted, “We stand ready to service the Australian and New Zealand markets and to improve quality of life and the environment. The team and I are dedicated to providing accessible and responsive local engineering capabilities, efficient access to quality products and services, and localising our global innovation and expertise. We are committed to making it “Easier at Eaton”."

Eaton Electrical is a global power management company, committed to enhancing people’s lives and protecting the environment. The company's core operations revolve around intelligent power management, and the firm is recognised for its efforts to enable businesses and consumers to manage power more efficiently and sustainably. Eaton operates in over 170 countries and reported revenues of $20.8 billion in 2022.