Ben Lister has been appointed director of operations for Cummins South Pacific.

Lister joined Cummins in 2015 as aftermarket director and in his new role takes over from Steph Disher who is now managing director of Cummins South Pacific.

“As aftermarket director, Ben Lister provided leadership, strategic direction and renewed customer focus for the Cummins South Pacific business,” said Disher.

As director of operations, Lister is responsible for Cummins’ parts and service operations and customer support excellence across the company’s 35 branches in the South Pacific region (Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea).

Prior to joining Cummins, Lister held senior management roles in the sales and marketing, operations and engineering fields. These included time in the oil and gas sector at Shell where he served as the national mining and construction sales manager, and at Renold, an international engineering group, where he ran its national sales and marketing and branch operations.

Lister has a Bachelor of Engineering (Manufacturing Systems) from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and an MBA from the University of Western Australia.