Andrew-Penca_MDStephanie Disher - Portrait

Andrew Penca has been appointed executive director – Asia Pacific Distribution for leading heavy-duty diesel engine supplier Cummins Inc.

In this expanded role, he will lead the broader Cummins sales, service and support business in the Asia Pacific region of Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea (Cummins South Pacific), Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Korea and Japan.

Stephanie Disher takes over from Penca as managing director – Cummins South Pacific. She has led the company’s branch network and operations business since May 2015. Prior to this she served as the finance director for the company.

Penca joined Cummins South Pacific as managing director and general manager in 2014 and has led the organisation through a myriad of strategy and effectiveness initiatives. These include significant systemic and behavioural based improvements in OHS&E, product improvements in both the on-highway and off-highway markets, and improvements in overall sales, service, and support capabilities.

Penca, who will remain based in Melbourne, 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. He is also a Graduate, Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).

As operations director, Disher has led a number of strategic and operational initiatives for Cummins South Pacific, including key customer service and support technology initiatives, continued improvements in customer satisfaction and continued growth in aftermarket sales and support business. Cummins has 35 branches in the South Pacific region.

Prior to joining Cummins, Disher spent 13 years as an executive in the oil and gas industry. She held business and functional management roles with BP in Australia and Asia Pacific. Disher has a bachelor’s degree in Commerce from University of Western Sydney and an MBA from Melbourne Business School. She holds a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) and is a Graduate, Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).

Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service diesel and natural 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 55,000 people worldwide. The company earned $1.39 billion on sales of $17.5 billion in 2016.


Further information:

Murray Clifford,

Manager – Communications,

Cummins Asia Pacific

0419 268 289