Dobris, Czech Republic
has announced new presidents and other organisational changes in the global structure of the company.
Gustavo Otero has been named president for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region (EMEA). Otero joined Doosan Bobcat in 2012 and most recently served as EMEA region vice president of compact equipment and telehandlers. Prior to this, he was vice president of Doosan Infracore Construction Equipment EMEA and served as general manager at Geith. He has an extensive 20-year background in the global construction equipment and automotive industries.
Otero earned a master's degree in industrial engineering at Universidade de Vigo, an executive MBA from IESIDE Business Institute and a PDD from IESE Business School Universidad de Navarra.
Alvaro Pacini has been appointed senior vice president, global procurement. He is responsible for global procurement functions including regional governance and commodity strategic management. He joined Doosan Bobcat in 2011 and most recently served as region president of Doosan Bobcat EMEA. Pacini has an extensive, 30-year background in the construction equipment and automotive industries, including experience in operations, strategy, sourcing, supply chain and total quality management.
Troy Kraft, named senior vice president of global engineering, has led engineering for Doosan Bobcat North America for nearly 12 years. He has been appointed to join the global leadership team and is responsible for global compact equipment product development, product safety and international standards.
Kraft and Pacini join Youngmin Kwon, senior vice president, global strategy & operational excellence/total quality management, as members of the Doosan Bobcat global function leadership team.
The supervisory board at STILL GmbH
has reappointed Henry Puhl as chairman of the STILL management board and president of the STILL EMEA operating unit for a further four-year term. Puhl has been at the helm of the STILL EMEA operating unit, which supplies key markets in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, since April 1, 2016. His second term as head of the Hamburg-based provider of industrial trucks, systems solutions and comprehensive services begins on April 1, 2020.
Puhl, who holds a PhD in mechanical engineering, is also a member of KION's group executive committee (GEC), which includes members of the KION Group executive board and the presidents of the operating units.
Before joining KION/STILL, Puhl was on the executive board of agricultural machinery manufacturer Claas, where he headed up the grain harvest machinery business segment. Prior to that, he was responsible for the ball bearings business at the Schaeffler Group. While working for the US agricultural machinery manufacturer John Deere & Company, he held various management positions with increasing responsibilities in Germany and India. Puhl began his career in 1999 at ThyssenKrupp Automotive as a project manager in the engineering and capital investment department.
London, United Kingdom
Tim Whiteman is stepping down from the position of managing director and CEO of the International Powered Access Federation
(IPAF) after 15 years in the position. Former IPAF president Andy Studdert will act as interim CEO to provide continuity while the search for a new CEO is conducted.
The IPAF board recruited Tim Whiteman as MD in 2004 to take on the challenge of making the organisation truly international. At that time, the federation had around 400 members, most of which were in the UK, and earned 95% of its revenue from the UK.
Today more than 45% of its income is from outside the home market, even though UK income and membership has not stopped growing since 2004.