Craig Arnold

Craig Arnold

Craig Arnold

Elected in 2008

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Eaton Corp.


Craig Arnold is chairman and chief executive officer of Eaton, a power management company.

Craig became chairman and CEO on June 1, 2016. He was appointed a member of the company’s board of directors and named Eaton’s president and chief operating officer on September 1, 2015.

Formerly, Craig served as vice chairman and chief operating officer of the company’s Industrial Sector from February 2009 to August 2015. Craig joined Eaton in 2000 as senior vice president and group executive of the Fluid Power Group.

He previously worked at General Electric Company, where he had served as corporate vice president and president, GE Lighting Services Ltd., since 1999. There he led the company’s lighting business in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India.

Craig started his career with General Electric in 1983 and later served as corporate vice president and president of GE Plastics, Greater China, and then of GE Appliances, Asia, from 1997 to 1999.

Craig earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from California State University, San Bernardino, and a master’s degree in business administration from Pepperdine University.

Currently, Craig serves on the boards of directors of Medtronic, Inc. and University Hospitals Health System, Cleveland. He is a member of The Business Council and was recently named to the board of directors of the Business Roundtable, where he also serves on the group’s Special Committee for Racial Equity and Justice. In addition, Craig sits on the boards of Greater Cleveland Partnership and the United Way of Greater Cleveland and is a member of the advisory board of The Salvation Army of Greater Cleveland.