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 L engines at the Mossville, Illinois, USA operations. Nicoll’s move was effective Nov. 1.
Jason Kern takes over from Nicoll as marketing and channel development director. In this role, Kern will be responsible for the execution of global marketing and rental strategies and leading the Perkins distributor excellence program. Kern will be based at the Seguin, Texas, USA facility.
In his time with Caterpillar, Kern has held multiple titles of increasing importance including marketing supervisor in Aurora, Illinois, USA, 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.