Eaton Names Edwards Manager of Aerospace Group’s Engine Business Unit

IRVINE, California … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced that Brian Edwards has been named manager of the Aerospace Group’s Engine Business Unit, effective Jan. 1, 2011. He will report to Frank Dubey, vice president and general manager of the Aerospace Group’s Fuel Systems Division in Euclid, Ohio.

“Brian’s leadership skills and technical knowledge will be strong assets for Eaton as we continue seeking new opportunities in this key growth market,” Dubey said. “He is a proven performer for Eaton, and his extensive aerospace experience will bring depth and vision to this important management role.”

Edwards joined Eaton’s Aerospace Group in 2002 as manager – supply chain for the Hydraulic Systems Division in Jackson, Miss., and went on to become plant manager. He also served as plant manager for the Hydraulic Systems Division in Charleston, SC.

Edwards started his career with Boeing in St. Louis, Mo., and held roles with increasing responsibility including manager – design engineering and manager – supplier management and procurement. In 1997, he joined Zexel Valeo Compressor USA as director of materials.

Edwards holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and master’s degrees in engineering management and business administration from Washington University.

In the aerospace industry, Eaton is a leading supplier of hydraulic, electro-hydraulic pump and generator products and integrated systems; engine and airframe fuel pumps; electric motors; aircraft door actuation, flight and flow controls; fluid, fuel and air delivery products and systems; nose wheel steering systems; integrated control systems; cockpit controls and displays; power and load management systems; pressure sensors, seals, and fluid health monitoring products and systems. Eaton serves commercial and military aviation, aerospace, military weapons, marine and off-road markets worldwide.

Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2009 sales of $11.9 billion. 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