Deon Ferreira Eaton Corporation
Deon Ferreira is, Data Center Sector Leader Africa for the Electrical Sector – Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) of the Eaton Corporation, a $20.9 billion global diversified power management company. In this role, he is responsible for leading the Data Center Sector team throughout the African region and driving Eaton’s ambitious growth strategy for Africa. Deon is part of Eaton’s, EMEA, Large System Group for UPS systems larger than 100kVA, where global best practices are shared as part of continuous improvement and product excellence. Prior to this, Deon was the National Service Manager, South Africa for Meissner’s Power systems UPS division.
Deon began his career as an apprentice Electrician with Adams Electrical, for a project with De Beers Industrial Diamonds South Africa. After completing his apprentiship with Adams Electrical, his pursuits led him to Meissner Power Systems, where he spent a few years in the factory Engineering, optimizing and constructing UPS systems. Deon was educated in South Africa, where he was born, and attended the Collage of Johannesburg where he obtained a National Certificate in Electrical Engineering, furthermore, Deon attended the University of Johannesburg where he obtained a National diploma in Electronic Engineering with special emphasis on Power Electronics.
He speaks English, Afrikaans and a very modest amount of Portuguese. Deon is located in Cape Town, South Africa. Eaton is a power management company with 2015 sales of $20.9 billion. Eaton provides energyefficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 96,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com