Staci L. Kroon has been named to replace Jake Hooks, who is retiring on March 1, 2013, as president-automotive, North America Division, for Eaton Corp. Kroon, who will report to Ken Davis, president-Vehicle Group, will start her new position on Jan. 1, 2013.

Kroon, most recently senior vice-president and general manager for Eaton’s Commercial Vehicle Transmission business, will be based in Marshall, MI.

“Staci’s success in key roles at Eaton combined with her substantial experience in automotive and truck markets make her uniquely qualified to lead our North American team,” said Davis. “We are pleased to have such a talented individual leading this important region.” 

Since joining Eaton in 1996, Kroon has held numerous business, manufacturing and plant management positions including the roles of general manager of the Heavy Duty Transmissions business in North America, director of Business Development, business unit manager and manufacturing operations manager for Eaton’s automotive business.