Management Changes For Yanmar America
Yanmar America, Adairsville, Ga., a supplier of compact utility tractors, construction equipment, marine and industrial diesel engines and energy systems, recently announced a corporate reorganization, a new management team and an increased focus on the Central and South American markets. Yanmar said the changes, effective Friday, January 11, 2013, "seek to enhance Yanmar’s ability to meet customers’ needs and support strategic growth initiatives."
The changes include Tim Fernandez being promoted to director of the Engine Division which consists of three business units - Industrial Engines, Energy Systems and Marine Engines. Reporting to Fernandez and heading up each business unit are Justin Rupar - Industrial Engines, Yoshinori Jodo - Energy Systems and Tom Watson - Marine Engines.
Also, Doug Englert has been promoted to director of the Parts Division which consists of two business units - Parts Department and Remanufacturing. Englert will continue to oversee the operations of the Parts Department business unit for the near future. John Dodge will be heading up the newly created Remanufacturing business unit.
Paul Manger has been promoted to director of the Equipment Division which consists of the Ag Equipment and Construction Equipment business units. Reporting to Manger and heading up the Ag Equipment business unit is Keith Wainwright. Manger will continue to oversee the operations of the Construction Equipment business unit for the near future.
Finally, Tom Watson has been promoted to director of Brand Management, where he and his team will focus on building the Yanmar brand on a global basis in addition to his duties in Marine Engines.