Chief Executive Officer
Revathi Advaithi is Chief Executive Officer of Flex, the Sketch-to-Scale® solutions provider that designs and builds intelligent products globally. With approximately 200,000 professionals across 30 countries, Flex provides innovative design, engineering, manufacturing, real-time supply chain insight and logistics services to companies of all sizes across industries and markets.
Ms. Advaithi assumed the role of CEO on February 11, 2019. As CEO, Ms. Advaithi is focused on driving manufacturing excellence and helping customers navigate successfully through regionalization, artificial intelligence, and the emergence of 5G and advanced manufacturing.
Prior to Flex, Ms. Advaithi was president and chief operating officer for the Electrical Sector business for Eaton, a power management company with over $20 billion in sales, 102,000 employees and a market capitalization in excess of $33 billion. She also had corporate responsibility for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Ms. Advaithi managed the largest of Eaton’s businesses, consistently delivering high margins, while reducing earnings volatility. She secured more than $13 billion in sales in 2018, with an array of electrical solutions built on the strengths of full-scale engineering and support services. She also led several strategic initiatives including digital technology transformation and globally distributed innovation centers.
Previously, Ms. Advaithi was president of the Electrical Sector, Americas and was responsible for the company's Electrical business in North, South and Central America. Prior to that, she was president of the Electrical Sector for Asia Pacific in Shanghai, China.
In addition to her time with Eaton, Ms. Advaithi also worked at Honeywell for six years, with leadership roles spanning manufacturing, procurement, supply chain and sourcing, including a role as general manager, Automation and Control Solutions.
Ms. Advaithi has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science in Pilani, India and holds an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.
Ms. Advaithi currently serves as a non-executive director for the BAE Systems board. She also serves on both the executive committee and board of governors of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association and on the board of the Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh. She is a strong advocate for STEM education for girls, women’s issues and diversity in the workplace.