Perkins has named Bill Giunta general manager, global sales and marketing. Giunta is relocating to Peterborough, U.K. He previously worked as commercial manager for Caterpillar’s Electric Power Division based in Georgia.

With commercial responsibility for marketing, branding, sales and product support for the Perkins engine brand, Giunta will apply his experience in field service, sales and marketing.

“We’re working closer than ever before with our customers around the world, supporting both the integration of our machines into their applications, as well as on collaborative marketing activities, to ensure we’re all successful in today’s competitive marketplace,” Giunta said. He added that at next month’s ConExpo show in Las Vegas, he will spend time with OEMs who will be showcasing Perkins-powered machines at the event.

The appointment of Giunta follows that of Ramin Younessi as Caterpillar vice president with responsibility for the Industrial Power Systems & Growth Markets Division, which includes Perkins engines 18 liters and below. Michael Wright, who had interim responsibility for sales and marketing before Giunta’s appointment, has taken a position as Perkins’ business development director.