Eaton promotes Dan Agnew to top leadership position

Dan Agnew

Eaton has announced Dan Agnew is the new managing director of Eaton Australia and New Zealand. Formerly he was general manager of power distribution ANZ.

Dan has commenced the new leadership position as of July 1, 2019, taking over from Gordon Makryllos who stepped down from his full-time executive position at Eaton.

Gordon Makryllos said Dan’s leadership skills and experience at Eaton will be critical as the organisation strengthens its position across the ANZ power quality and power distribution markets.

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“For the past four years, Dan has built a high-performance culture across Eaton’s power distribution team, transforming its channel and achieving excellent growth results,” Gordon said.

“With engineering and business qualifications, as well as experience in operational, commercial and strategy roles, Dan is well positioned to lead the Eaton workforce well into the future.”

Dan said he looks forward to leading Eaton through its next exciting phase of growth.

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“Together with our executive leadership team, my focus will be to continue to develop and grow our channels, our customers and our employees – while leading our business as we support transformation across the entire power train which is being driven by increased connectivity, renewable energy and population growth,” Dan said.

“I look forward to continuing the exceptional coaching and learning culture that Gordon has built across Eaton, which has been key to helping our teams in Australia and New Zealand achieve their ambitions for all stakeholders.”

Dan has more than 20 years’ experience working in senior roles across the industrial and technology sectors. Prior to joining Eaton, he held several senior roles in Australia and the United States, where his responsibilities included strategy, customer experience and building channel partnerships.