Brad Morton

Mechanical Engineering Technology '77
President, Aerospace Group for Eaton Corporation

Growing up in a small rural town in northern Indiana, Brad Morton had a narrow view of career possibilities. Pursuing a degree at Purdue University was a significant stretch for him. Once he was settled in the College of Technology, Morton found an outlet for his fascination with connecting innovation to practical applications. And with guidance and encouragement from professors, such S.L. Pritchett, and his future wife, Susan, he continued to stretch to meet new challenges and opportunities.

Morton began his professional career at Rockford Products Corporation as a project engineering supervisor serving the automotive and industrial markets. He moved on to AlliedSignal/Honeywell in 1981 and held a series of progressively responsible positions in several areas of the company in California and Minnesota. He joined Eaton in 2002 as vice president of Aerospace Fluid Systems and was promoted to lead the Aerospace Division in 2003. Today, he is responsible for leadership of four divisions worldwide.

Morton’s keys to success? Learning from mistakes, understanding and respecting the view of others, and expecting the best of people by motivating, encouraging, and resourcing their efforts. He has completed post graduate studies at the Thunderbird School of International Management and the University of Notre Dame.

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family, boating, snow skiing, bicycling, and wilderness backbacking. Morton and his wife, Susan, live in Irvine, California. They have three children.