Eaton Engineer Elected to the Board of Trustees for the Gear Research Institute at Penn State University

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., February 13, 2024 – Intelligent power management company and AGMA member, Eaton, today announced that Ben Sheen, Chief Engineer, Eaton’s Mobility Group, was recently elected to the Board of Trustees for the Gear Research Institute (GRI) at Penn State University. The GRI is affiliated with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) to conduct research and development, consulting, and analysis for gear related needs.

“I am honored to be selected as a member of this prestigious board,” Sheen said. “This is a great opportunity to continue to grow as an engineer and help develop industry leading mobility solutions and technologies, including electrified vehicle transmissions, reduction gearing and differentials.”

Sheen, who holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Wyoming, currently is responsible for supporting new product development and manufacturing capabilities within Eaton’s ePowertrain Business Unit. His 20-year career with Eaton began with its Truck Group’s heavy-duty transmission site in Shenandoah, Iowa and for the past 13 years he worked at the Mobility Group headquarters in Galesburg, Michigan. His accomplishments include certifications within Six Sigma (Blackbelt), Shainin RedX, AGMA Advanced Gear Engineering Certificate, and multiple U.S. patents.

The GRI is an independent not-for-profit corporation, registered in the state of Pennsylvania. Over the last three decades, a significant amount of research and test data has accumulated and been published in many reports for sponsors. Previously published reports are available to members of the Gear Research Institute on a restricted basis.

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