Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton has announced Nitin Chalke as managing director of Eaton in India succeeding Raja Kochar, with effect from 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. 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. He will report to Curt Hutchins, president – Asia Pacific, Eaton.