Power management company recently Eaton announced that Aravind Yarlagadda has been named executive vice president and chief digital officer. In this role, he will be based in Beachwood, Ohio, and will report to Craig Arnold, Eaton chairman and chief executive officer.
Yarlagadda joins Eaton from Itron, Inc., a leader in delivering IoT solutions for the utilities and cities industry segments, where he was most recently senior vice president and general manager of the Outcomes Business. Prior to this, he served in a number of senior leadership roles at Schneider Electric, Invensys and Tyco, leading product management, marketing, solution development, business development, digitalisation and services.
“Aravind is a unique and talented leader skilled in delivering enterprise solutions and leading digitalisation initiatives for the industrial and energy infrastructure segments,” said Arnold. “His knowledge and experience leading software businesses will be instrumental as we continue our transformation into an intelligent power management company.”
Yarlagadda holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering, electronics and instrumentation from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India, and a master’s degree in computer science from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.