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Eaton Supports Distributors through IDEA’s Industry Data Warehouse

PITTSBURGH, PA — Power management company Eaton today announced it was recognized for providing electrical distributors with enhanced access to vital sales and marketing product information. Eaton achieved Gold-level status in the Industry Data Exchange Association’s (IDEA’s) 2014 Industry Data Warehouse (IDW) Bands of Excellence Program. IDEA is the official technology service provider of the electrical industry.

IDEA’s recognition highlights Eaton’s marketing content and search tools covering 95 to 99 percent of its stock products. Eaton has achieved gold banding for its power distribution, control and power quality portfolios, and previously received platinum banding for its lighting and Crouse-Hinds series portfolios. 

“This recognition is an enormous tribute to Eaton’s commitment to our distributors and customers,” said Tom Gross, vice chairman and chief operating officer – Electrical Sector, Eaton. “By quickly and securely sharing robust product information with our distributors, we’re making it easier for customers to find the solutions they need and helping distributors improve their profitability.”

IDEA recognizes manufacturers who provide distributors with essential marketing content and online search tools that enable customers to identify the right solutions for their application requirements.

IDEA is the official technology service provider and eBusiness standards body of the electrical industry. The company helps thousands of manufacturers and distributors find the most cost-effective methods for running day-to-day business. IDEA’s applications help connect the supply chain and make business processes efficient, easy and enjoyable for people every day. IDEA is headquartered in Arlington, VA

Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges.

Eaton is a power management company with 2014 sales of $22.6 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 102,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit

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