Eaton has been in the news recently commenting on the extreme power outages in South Australia and elsewhere. It says, based on its Blackout Tracker outage data, that power blackouts and the extreme events that are causing them are on the rise.
John Atherton, general manager for Power Quality – Australia and New Zealand, said that along with Eaton’s strong reputation for high specification equipment and commercial value, “Key talent is crucial in providing the great service which our customer base and channel partners expect.
"We feel that we have enhanced our capability in the Australian market and channel with the appointment of these three talented and experienced individuals,” he added.
The appointments include:
Gavin Swadling, who has more than 12 years’ experience in the IT industry specialising in mission-critical infrastructure, has been appointed national strategic partnerships and alliance manager. In this role, Swadling will be responsible for managing and growing the brand, value and coverage of Eaton ANZ through its global alliances and strategic partner accounts within the IT channel.
Swadling joins Eaton with a strong reputation in the industry and already has significant experience selling Eaton solutions. Prior to this, he held senior sales roles at Natural Power Solutions where he was ANZ sales manager.
Richard Farrell has been appointed national solutions sales manager and will lead his team to reinforce Eaton as the standard for power quality and energy management solutions in the Australian market. Through strong leadership, Farrell will drive customer engagement into strategic accounts and segments.
Farrell joins Eaton with vast experience in both critical power and data centre sales and is well respected and known in the Australian market. He has previously held senior partner, sales development and channel management roles at Fusion, Juniper Networks, APC by Schneider Electric, Express Data, and Dimension Data.
Chris Moore has been appointed head of services. Moore will be responsible for Eaton’s comprehensive service offering for critical power and energy management solutions across the lifecycle of Eaton’s critical asset base supporting AC, DC, DC, and security applications.
Moore will lead an integrated services team of more than 40 people united under a structure that provides confidence for Eaton's customer base and internal growth and development opportunities for its staff.
He has more than 20 years’ experience in the IT industry and was previously Eaton’s national sales and service manager – Power Quality. Prior to that, he was executive general manager sales at AllightSykes.