Deutz has named Dominick Vermet general manager of the Deutz Power Center Midwest in North Kansas City, Mo. Vermet will manage the Midwest operation, with additional responsibility for both the Deutz Service Center St. Louis and the Chicago branch that will open soon.

Before taking on the new position, Vermet was a regional business manager for Deutz in the South Central region, working primarily with distributor Stewart & Stevenson in Houston. Before joining Deutz, Vermet worked with a number of key players such as Penske Corp., Toyota, DaimlerChrysler and Hino Trucks.

“We are pleased to have someone with Nick’s experience move into this very important managerial role,” said Robert Mann, Deutz Corp. president and CEO. “We feel strongly that our Power Center/Service Center concept is the best way to fully support our OEM partners, dealers and end-user customers across the Midwest. Nick’s background demonstrates his proven ability to effectively manage people and processes, and we look forward to additional positive momentum at Deutz Power Center Midwest and its two Service Centers under his leadership.”

Deutz Power Centers and Service Centers provide regularly scheduled maintenance and emergency service of Deutz engines at their location or at a customer’s site via traveling service technicians and service trucks. They sell genuine Deutz parts and fluids to customers, dealers and qualified OEM dealers with Deutz-powered equipment. The centers design, engineer and manufacture Deutz-branded power packages and sell new Deutz diesel or natural gas engines and Deutz Xchange remanufactured engines to customers within their designated sales areas.