Eaton Names Egon Lechner as Solutions Architect for Hydraulics Group

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. ... Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced that Egon Lechner has been named solutions architect for the Hydraulics Group. In this role, Lechner will work closely with Ruppert Russionello, vice president-Global Markets, on global segment needs and William VanArsdale, president-Hydraulics Group, on business development. He will continue to be based in Baden-Baden, Germany, and will be responsible for translating the business needs of Eaton's global market segments into technical requirements, as well as working across the business to identify targeted customer solutions. "Egon worked across business and geographic lines to help our businesses in Europe, the Middle East and Africa become the strong contributors they are today," said VanArsdale. "His success in this position, as well as his technical background and experience, are some of the reasons we chose him for this integral new role in the Hydraulics Group." Lechner joined Eaton in 2004 from Bosch Rexroth Industrial Hydraulics where he served in a number of positions of increasing responsibility in sales, operations and research and development. He holds graduate and doctorate degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Karlsruhe in Germany. Eaton's Hydraulics Group is a segment of the company's Industrial Sector. The business is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of a comprehensive line of reliable, high-efficiency hydraulic systems and components for use in mobile and industrial applications. Mobile and industrial markets include agriculture, construction, mining, forestry, utility, material handling, earthmoving, truck and bus, machine tools, molding, primary metals, automotive, power generation, port machinery and entertainment. Eaton's Hydraulics Group provides customer-driven solutions under product names such as Aeroquip®, Boston®, Char-Lynn®, Eaton®, Hydrokraft®, Hydrowa®, Hydro-Line®, Integrated Hydraulics®, Synflex®, Vickers®, Walterscheid(TM), and Weatherhead®. For more information, visit Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2009 sales of $11.9 billion. Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2011, 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 Contact
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