ITT Corporation (NYSE: ITT) announced today it has appointed Neil Yeargin as president of its Interconnect Solutions business, reporting to Denise Ramos, ITT’s chief executive officer and president.
In this role, Yeargin will be responsible for delivering the strategic and operating plans of ITT’s Interconnect Solutions business, which employs approximately 2,200 people globally and had 2011 revenues of approximately $418 million. The business designs and manufactures a broad range of highly engineered connectors and cable assemblies designed for critical applications in harsh environments such as the global energy, transportation and industrial end markets.
Yeargin, 47, joins ITT from Invensys PLC where he progressed through a number of increasingly responsible positions in its Invensys Controls division, a global designer and manufacturer of mechanical, electronic and electrical controls products, systems and solutions. Most recently senior vice president of its global commercial business, he also served as vice president and general manager of Americas commercial and aftermarket business, vice president of operations, and vice president of manufacturing, strategy and continuous improvement. He previously was vice president of global operations at Cooper Industries and held a number of leadership positions in operations, supply chain and process improvement with Honeywell Inc. / Allied Signal.
“Neil is a strong global leader who brings to ITT’s Interconnect Solutions business a unique set of capabilities that have driven an impressive track record,” Ramos said. “His expertise in the areas of customer focus, operational process improvement, new product development and people leadership will bring meaningful benefits to ITT as we continue to enhance our capabilities, grow this business globally and create additional value for customers and shareowners.”
In this role, Yeargin will also serve as a member of the ITT Corporation Leadership Team, and he is expected to be made an officer of ITT at the company’s February Board of Directors meeting.