Nitin Chalke has been named Managing Director of Eaton in India, reporting to Curt Hutchins, President – Asia Pacific, succeeding Raja Kochar, effective January 18. In his new role, Chalke will be responsible for developing and executing a broad-based, proactive strategy to support Eaton’s growth objectives in India. He will continue to lead the India Hydraulics business until a successor is appointed.Announcing the appointment of Chalke, Hutchins said, “He has a wealth of business experience, including his most recent role leading our India and Southeast Asia Hydraulics business. We look forward to Nitin’s leadership as we continue to expand our India enterprise.”Chalke joined Eaton in 2009 and most recently served as Managing Director, India and South East Asia – Hydraulics. Prior to Eaton, he held various positions at Schindler, Structural India and Ingersoll-Rand. Chalke holds a Bachelor of Engineering and an MBA – both from Mumbai University.