Craig Sutton

Vice President, Industry 4.0, Eaton

Craig Sutton is the Vice President for Industry 4.0 at Eaton Corp.  He is driving the development and adoption of industry leading technologies to drive value and competitive advantage to their global manufacturing footprint which builds power management solutions.   He has a passion for new manufacturing technologies such as additive manufacturing, robotics, lightweight materials, digital manufacturing, Industrial 5G, and Internet of Things (IoT) for manufacturing.

Prior to Eaton, he worked for over 23 years at John Deere with roles ranging from customer support, quality engineering, product engineering, product validation, and advanced manufacturing & innovation.

Along with experience in product design and advanced manufacturing, he currently serves on the CESMII (Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute) executive council, Girl Scout of NorthEast Ohio board, Quad City Manufacturing Lab board, and has previously served on the Western Illinois University College of Engineering advisory board, Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Corp (IMEC) board, the Iowa Innovation Council, and MxD institute’s tech advisory council.

Craig received his bachelor’s degree in agriculture engineering from the University of Illinois, an executive MBA from the Tippie School of Business at the University of Iowa, and a Strategic Innovation Leadership certificate from Northwestern Kellogg School of Management.  He currently works at the Eaton Center based out of Cleveland, OH.