Richard D. Holder is president – Electrical Components, for Eaton Corporation’s Electrical Sector. Eaton is a $11.9 billion global diversified power management company.
In this role, Holder is responsible for the sector’s Industrial Controls, Residential Products Division, and Low-Voltage and Medium-Voltage Circuit Breaker Divisions.
Prior to this, Holder was executive vice president - Eaton Business System, which links Eaton's worldwide businesses and employees by providing a common set of values, philosophies, management tools and measures. In addition to his leadership of EBS, Holder had responsibility for enterprise’s supply chain; materials management; operational excellence; quality; and environment, health and safety functions.
Holder joined Eaton's Electrical Group in 2001 as vice president, supply chain and operational excellence.
In 2004, he became vice president and general manager, Power Distribution and Assemblies Division.
Prior to joining Eaton, he was director of aircraft and technical purchasing for US Airways.
He previously worked for Allied Signal as manager, strategic materials, and had held positions of increasing responsibility in supply chain management and engineering at Parker Hannifin's aerospace division in California.
He also previously served in the United States Marine Corps.
He currently serves on the board of the Juvenile Law Center, Philadelphia. Holder earned a bachelor's degree in aviation management from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois, and a master's degree in business from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri.
Holder is based in Moon Township, PA.
Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and systems for power quality, distribution and control; 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 has approximately 70,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.