MORGES—Industrial manufacturing giant Eaton Corporation has named Scott Trahan vice president of communications, for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He will report directly to Yannis Tsavalas, president for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region, and functionally to Eaton's senior vice president of communications, Donald McGrath.
Trahan will be responsible for directing Eaton’s internal, external and brand communications across the European region. He will be located at Eaton’s European headquarters in Morges, Switzerland.
Prior to joining Eaton, Trahan served as director of executive and organizational communications for Philip Morris International in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he provided strategic communications counsel to the senior management team and key functions including research and development, investor relations, brand building and operations.
Earlier, he was managing director of the Asia public affairs practice in Hong Kong, for Burson-Marsteller and served as press secretary and media spokesman in Washington, D.C., for U.S. Senator J. Bennett Johnston of Louisiana.