Eaton (Pittsburgh, PA): The company named John Vernacchia as the energy transition segment director. This new role strengthens Eaton’s commitment to help customers simplify the energy transition and shift to more sustainable, distributed and bi-directional energy resources through its “Everything as a Grid” approach.
In his new role, Vernacchia will support Eaton’s Everything as a Grid approach to the energy transition, leading renewable, energy storage, microgrid and electric vehicle charging projects. He and his team will support system specification, new product innovation, as well as acquisitions, partnerships and joint ventures.
Vernacchia brings 40 years of experience in marketing, sales, product management and operations. He has played a major role in the development of Eaton’s energy transition solutions and was previously the segment manager for renewable energy solutions. Vernacchia is based in Pittsburgh, and reports to Molly Murphy, senior vice president, North American Sales.
Eaton said in the press release that the transition to a more sustainable, low-carbon future is accelerating, with more renewables and energy storage coming online to support increasing electricity demand. Everything as a Grid is Eaton’s perspective on, and approach to, leading and managing this change in how energy is distributed and managed. Vernacchia is leading an expanded Eaton team supporting customers in North America on their journey to determine the best options for their energy needs.
“Eaton understands the dynamics happening in our industries, with new regulations, expectations and a changing energy landscape, and we’re positioned to help our customers take control of their energy future,” said Molly Murphy, senior VP, North American Sales, in the press release.. “John has the expertise and industry insight to further strengthen our industry leadership role and position us for growth.”