Richard H. Fearon

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Richard H. Fearon is vice chairman and chief financial and planning officer and a member of the board of directors of Eaton Corporation.

In this role, he has responsibility for the accounting, control, corporate development, information systems, internal audit, investor relations, strategic planning, tax and treasury functions. Fearon joined Eaton in 2002.

Prior to Eaton, Fearon worked at several large diversified companies, including Transamerica Corporation in San Francisco, NatSteel Limited in Singapore, and The Walt Disney Company in Burbank. Fearon's prior work experience also includes The Boston Consulting Group, Booz Allen Hamilton, and Willow Place Partners.

Fearon received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics, with distinction, from Stanford University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He later received a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar, and a Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Harvard Law School. Fearon is a member of the California Bar.

Fearon serves on the boards of PolyOne Corporation, where he serves as the Lead Director; The Playhouse Square Foundation; the Cleveland Museum of Art; and Manufacturers Alliance, a trade organization of leading manufacturing companies.