CLEVELAND … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced that Mike Beck has been named vice president and general manager of the Fuel and Motion Control Systems Division for Eaton’s Aerospace Group, effective June 3. In this position, Beck will report directly to Uday Yadav, president of Eaton’s Aerospace Group. He will be based in Fort Worth, Texas.
“Mike is an accomplished leader with a strong track record of delivering results and building high performance teams throughout his diverse career within the aerospace industry. I am delighted to have him as a member of the Eaton Aerospace leadership team,” said Yadav. “After getting to know Mike over the last 7 months it’s clear that his commercial, program management and operations experience along with his customer focus make him ideal to lead the Fuel and Motion Control Division.”
Most recently, Beck was the chief executive officer of GKN Aerospace Engine Systems Business where he led the due diligence, business synergies and integration of a $1.1B acquisition. Prior to that, he was president and chief executive officer for GKN’s Propulsion Systems and Special Products Business where he led a global organization with 15 manufacturing locations. He was also responsible for the successful delivery of programs on major aerospace platforms. During Beck’s tenure with GKN Aerospace, he held other roles of increasing responsibility which include chief operating officer and site executive in St. Louis, Missouri, as well as a director and general manager in the United Kingdom. Early in his career, Beck was employed by British Aerospace, now BAE Systems.
Beck holds a master’s degree in business administration from Lincolnshire and Humberside University, U.K.
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 is a diversified power management company providing energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power. A global technology leader, Eaton acquired Cooper Industries plc in November 2012. The 2012 revenue of the combined companies was $21.8 billion on a pro forma basis. Eaton has approximately 103,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.
Cherr joined Eaton in 2007 with the Argo-Tech acquisition and most recently served as division sales manager for Engine products.
Eaton will provide highly reliable pumps and power transfer units for all three aircraft. The contract amount is estimated at $400 million for the life of the program.