Cummins Westport Appoints President
Cummins Westport Inc. (CWI) has named
Rob Neitzke, formerly general manager of
the construction segment of Cummins off-
highway engine business, as president of
CWI, effective Jan. 1, 2015.
Neitzke started with Cummins in 1994 and
worked in a number of roles in high-horse-
power fuel systems; industrial applications
engineering; Six Sigma black belt; emerging
market strategy in India, Russia and Africa;
and distribution business unit channel management in Europe, the
Middle East, Africa and CIS.
Prior to joining Cummins, he was a management consultant at
Deloitte and a controls engineer at Allison Gas Turbine.
Gordon Exel, current CWI president, returned to a senior leader-
ship position at Westport.
JAMES DAWSON: James Dawson has appointed Dan Menza
as its new business development manager for North America.
Menza will strengthen James Dawson’s North American sales force
with plans to increase the company’s profile within the construction,
agriculture, diesel engine and on-highway markets.
The company has factories in the U.K. and China and makes
advanced silicone and organic rubber products. Customers include
Caterpillar, JCB and Cummins. Menza is based in Buffalo, N.Y.,
and will operate across the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
DRESSTA: LiuGong Dressta Machinery Sp. z o.o. has appointed
Howard Dale as its new vice president of global sales for Dressta.
Dale joins Dressta with 20 years of construction sales and market-
ing experience in China and Southeast Asia. His previous position
was as a Shanghai-based regional director for CNH Industrial, a
manufacturer of agricultural and construction equipment, where
he was responsible for developing its market entry into China and
establishing its distribution network and sales strategy for backhoes
and skid steers.
As vice president, Dale will be responsible for all aspects of
Dressta’s global business including channel management, capac-
ity building, after-sales and service operations and expanding the
corporation’s current distribution network.
Dale has spent his career in construction, beginning with engi-
neering apprenticeships before establishing himself in the commer-
cial sales activities of the industry.
MITSUBISHI: Scott Balgenorth has been named a national
accounts manager at Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America
(MEAA), a supplier of starters and alternators to heavy-duty truck
OEMs and the aftermarket.
Balgenorth is responsible for Daimler Trucks North America
(Freightliner, Western Star, Detroit Diesel and Thomas Built
Buses) and Motor Coach Industries (MCI). He is also heading up
the North American coach, school and transit bus sector. Also
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