Andrew Penca has been appointed managing director and general manager of leading heavy-duty diesel engine supplier Cummins South Pacific.

Cummins South Pacific, which operates close to 40 sales and service facilities in Australia, New Zealand and PNG, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cummins Inc., the world’s largest independent manufacturer of diesel engines.

Penca joined Cummins Inc. in the USA in late 2007 as assistant to the president and COO, a role in which he led a number of key strategy and operations-related projects.

He then moved to Cummins’ largest heavy-duty on-highway diesel engine production facility, Jamestown Engine Plant (New York), where he became assembly and materials operations director and led operations excellence process improvements.

In 2011 Penca moved to China to become general manager of Chongqing Cummins Engine Company (CCEC), a joint venture diesel engine manufacturing operation that has contributed significantly to Cummins’ robust growth in China.

Penca has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, with honours in International Management, from Butler University (Indianapolis), and an MBA in finance and accounting from the University of Southern California.

Prior to joining Cummins he was Commissioner of Indiana Workforce Development and before that worked for Honda R&D Americas in advanced product planning and concept development.

Penca will take up his position at Cummins South Pacific in Melbourne on July 1 and report to Peter Jensen-Muir, executive managing director – Cummins Asia Pacific

Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana (USA), Cummins employs around 48,000 people worldwide. The company earned $1.48 billion on sales of $17.3 billion in 2013.

Contact: Murray Clifford, Manager – Communications & PR, Cummins South Pacific, +61 419 268 289.