Perkins Engines Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc, announced that David Nicoll has joined the Industrial Large Engine department as product manager. He will lead global strategy, product introductions, and lifecycle management for Industrial 9.3 to 18 liter engines at the Mossville, Ill. operations. Nicoll’s move was effective November 1.
Succeeding Nicoll will be Jason Kern, as marketing and channel development director, also effective November 1. In this role, Jason will be responsible for execution of global marketing and rental strategies and leading the Perkins distributor excellence program. Kern will be based at the Seguin, Texas facility.
In his previous role with Caterpillar, Kern held multiple titles of increasing importance, including marketing supervisor in Aurora, Ill., commercial manager in Grenoble, France, Americas regional product manager, and most recently, large HEX global growth manager. Kern began his Caterpillar career in the marketing training program.