Craig Arnold

by Edward Cates
Craig Arnold
Chief Executive Officer

Craig Arnold is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Eaton Corporation. Arnold was appointed a member of the company’s Board of Directors.


Prior to his current role, Arnold was Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of Eaton’s Industrial Sector. Previously, he was Chief Executive Officer of Fluid Power Group.


Arnold joined Eaton in 2000 from General Electric Company in London, England, where he had served as Corporate Vice President and President of GE Lighting Services Ltd. since 1999.


At GE, he was responsible for the company’s lighting business in Europe, the Middle East and India. Arnold also had responsibility for GE’s e-commerce business in Europe across all of the company’s businesses. He also served as GE’s Senior Management Account Executive for all GE businesses in the United Kingdom.


Arnold currently serves on the Board of Directors of Medtronic, Inc. and University Hospitals Health System, Cleveland. Additionally, he is a member of the advisory Board of the Salvation Army of Greater Cleveland.


Arnold holds a Bachelor’s in Psychology from California State University, San Bernardino, and an MBA from Pepperdine University.

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