Eaton’s Steve Boccadoro Retires after 37 years of Electrical Sector Leadership; Chris Fluit to Lead Eaton’s Electrical Business in Canada

January 30, 2024

Intelligent power management company Eaton today announced Steve Boccadoro, senior vice president and general manager of its electrical business in Canada, has elected to retire following nearly four decades with the company. Chris Fluit will succeed Steve Boccadoro and report to Fernando Ceccarelli, president of Eaton’s Protection, Control and Solutions division, effective April 1, 2024.

Chris Fluit
Steve Boccadoro

“Throughout his career, Steve was known for his impactful, empathetic leadership and strong track record of success for our customers, employees and operations in North America,” said Fernando Ceccarelli. “He has been an invaluable member of the Eaton team and is working closely with Chris Fluit to enable a seamless transition. I wish Steve the best in his next adventure and know Chris’ extensive leadership experience positions him for success in his new role.”

Boccadoro joined Eaton in 1987 as an internal auditor and, among many roles, served as senior vice president, Corporate Sales and Marketing, Eaton, before moving back to Canada in 2014 to assume the role of senior vice president and general manager.

Chris Fluit has been named Eaton’s senior vice president and general manager, Canada. In his new role, Fluit will lead Eaton’s electrical business in Canada with direct oversight of operations, services, sales, marketing, supply chain, finance and human resources.

Fluit has been part of Eaton’s team for more than 20 years, holding multiple leadership roles in Canada. Most recently, Chris was the business unit manager for Eaton’s Electrical Engineering Services and Critical Power and Digital Infrastructure businesses in Canada.

“Eaton is an intelligent power management company dedicated to improving the quality of life and protecting the environment for people everywhere. We are guided by our commitment to do business right, to operate sustainably and to help our customers manage power ─ today and well into the future. By capitalizing on the global growth trends of electrification and digitalization, we’re accelerating the planet’s transition to renewable energy, helping to solve the world’s most urgent power management challenges, and doing what’s best for our stakeholders and all of society,” said the company via press release.


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