Forster Named Vice President, Human Resources for Eaton's Aerospace Group

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IRVINE, Calif. … Power management company Eaton has named Sandra M. Forster vice president of human resources for the Aerospace Group. Previously, she was senior manager of human resources for the Hydraulics Group - Americas Region and human resources director for the Hydraulics Group - Europe, Middle East and Africa Region. In her new position, she is based in Irvine, Calif., and reports to Uday Yadav, president of Eaton's Aerospace Group.

“Sandra brings considerable international and change-management experience to the Aerospace Group,” said Yadav. “Her diverse experiences in different industries and in
Asia-Pacific, North America and Europe will further strengthen our leadership team.”

Forster joined Eaton in 2008. Prior to Eaton, she held a variety of general management, finance, controlling and human resource management roles at several companies, including Hach Ultra Analytics S.A., a Danaher company; FAG Kugelfischer AG, a member of the Schaeffler Group; and Nestlé Deutschland AG.

She received a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Applied Sciences in Landshut, Germany, and an MBA from IMD business school in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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 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 102,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit

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