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Photo: Alexander M. ‘Sandy’ Cutler
2015 Honoree
Alexander M. ‘Sandy’ Cutler 1973

Alexander M. Cutler is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Eaton, a $21.8 billion power management company.

Cutler was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and graduated from the Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, Connecticut. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University and a Master of Business Administration from the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College.

While at Yale, Cutler was a two-sport star, starting as a defensive end in 1971 and 1972. In 1972, he was a member of the League's leading defensive team that upset favored Dartmouth and ended its season with wins over Princeton and Harvard. As a pole-vaulter, javelin-thrower, and sprinter on Yale's track and field team, Cutler won the Gardiner Millet Trophy as the team's outstanding member. He was a campus leader, served as President of the Yale chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon and was a member of Book & Snake.

Cutler began his career with Cutler-Hammer in 1975 as a financial analyst. After Eaton acquired Cutler-Hammer, he held various positions before becoming Eaton's President and Chief Operating Officer in 1995, and assuming his current position in August 2000.

Cutler is a Board member of DuPont, KeyCorp, the Greater Cleveland Partnership, United Way Services of Greater Cleveland and the Musical Arts Association. He also chairs the Corporate Governance Committee of the Business Roundtable and is a member of The Business Council.

Previously, he served as Chairman of the Greater Cleveland Partnership, the United Way of Greater Cleveland, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association, the Visiting Committee of the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University and on the Board of Governors of the Electrical Manufacturers Club. He is a past Co-Chairman and Co-Founder of the Cleveland Commission on Economic Partnerships and Inclusion and has also served as President of the Yale Alumni Association of Cleveland.

He is a past member of the Board of the Yale University Alumni Fund, the Yale University Development Board, the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College, and the Loomis Chaffee School.

Cutler also served on the Boards of the Cleveland Play House and the Museum of Natural History.

Eaton is a power management company providing energy-efficient solutions that help customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power. A global technology leader, Eaton acquired Cooper Industries plc in November 2012. The 2012 revenue of the combined companies was $21.8 billion on a pro forma basis. Eaton has approximately 102,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries.

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