Yanmar America, a major supplier of compact utility tractors, construction equipment, marine and industrial diesel engines and energy systems, recently announced a major corporate reorganization, a new management team and an increased focus on the Central and South American markets. The company seeks to enhance its ability to meet customers’ needs and support strategic growth initiatives.
Doug Englert was promoted to director of the Parts Division, which consists of two business units — parts department and remanufacturing. Englert will continue to oversee the operations of the Parts Department Business Unit for the near future. John Dodge will head up the newly created Remanufacturing Business Unit.
Paul Manger was promoted to director of the Equipment Division, which consists of two business units — ag equipment and construction equipment. Reporting to Manger and heading up the Ag Equipment Business Unit is Keith Wainwright. Manger will continue to oversee the operations of the Construction Equipment Business Unit for the near future.
Tim Fernandez has been promoted to director of the Engine Division, which consists of three business units — industrial engines, energy systems and marine engines. Reporting to Fernandez and heading up the business units are Justin Rupar — Industrial Engines; Yoshinori Jodo — Energy Systems; and Tom Watson — Marine Engines.
Watson was promoted to director of brand management, where he and his team will focus on building the Yanmar brand on a global basis in addition to his duties in Marine Engines.
“The new reorganization establishes a path for substantial growth in the industries and businesses we serve," said Ted Bregar, president of Yanmar America. "With these new changes, we’ll be able to significantly increase our ability to understand the market and listen more closely to the voice of our customers."
Yanmar America Corp. is located in Adairsville, Ga., and is the regional headquarters for North America handling all marketing, sales, service, parts and support functions for its network of authorized dealers. Yanmar primarily focuses on the product and service categories of agriculture, construction, power generation, marine and industrial engines.