Perkins Engines Co. this week appointed Tana Utley Perkins president, replacing Gwenne Henricks, who has returned to the United States to take up the post of vice president and chief technology officer at Caterpillar’s Product Development & Global Technology Division.
Utley, who relocated to Peterborough, United Kingdom, to take up her new role effective Jan. 1, joins Perkins from Caterpillar’s Product Development & Global Technology Division, where she was vice president and chief technology officer.
Utley earned a BS in mechanical engineering from Bradley University and an MS in management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management. She is the recipient of the Suzanne Jenniches Upward Mobility Award from the Society of Women Engineers and an honorary Doctor of Technology degree from Loughborough University, U.K.
In other Perkins news, Paul Wroblewski joined the company Feb. 1, succeeding Jim Berry as general manager for medium engines. Wroblewski joins Perkins from Caterpillar’s Large Power Systems Division where he is currently general manager of the Mossville Engine Centre. He will bring his extensive experience, knowledge of the global engine business and supply chain to his new role at Perkins, in addition to an acute focus on the customer.
Perkins is one of the world’s leading suppliers of off-highway diesel and gas engines in the 4 to 2000 kW (5 to 2800 hp) market.