EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Power management company Eaton has named Mary Jo Surges vice president and general manager of the Filtration Business. In this role, Surges will report to Bill VanArsdale, president, Hydraulics Group. She succeeds Rick Jacobs who has been named president, Hydraulics Business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
“Successfully executing the growth strategy for our filtration business is critical,” said VanArsdale. “Mary Jo has solid strategy and business development experience, and we look forward to her joining our Filtration team to bring that business to the next level.”
Surges has been at Eaton for 11 years, most recently as the vice president of business development for the Industrial Sector. Prior to working at Eaton, she was general manager of Nichols Portland Division for Parker Hannifin Corporation, vice president and general manager of the Water Systems Division for Pentair Corporation and held marketing and business development positions with Actuant Corporation.
Surges will be located at the Filtration Business offices in Tinton Falls, New Jersey. She holds a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from Marquette University in Wisconsin and master’s degrees in operations management and finance management from the University of Wisconsin.
Eaton is a power management company with 2013 sales of $22.0 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 102,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.