Cummins creates new position to oversee growth markets


Head of Cummins' South Pacific takes on new role, overseeing the company's Asia Pacific operations amid a surge in sales

Cummins creates new position to oversee growth markets
Cummins creates new position to oversee growth markets
The head of Cummins' South Pacific will take on a new role, overseeing the company’s Asia Pacific operations amid a surge in sales.

Gino Butera, who has been the managing director of Cummins South Pacific since 2002, has been appointed to the new position of executive managing director of Asia Pacific.

The new position encompasses the South Pacific, South East Asia, North East Asia and Cummins’ two fastest growing markets globally, India and China.

His move follows an increase in profits since Butera began in his role at Cummins South Pacific.

According to Cummins, sales have increased from $250 million to $550 million since 2002, while service points have grown from 33 to more than 50 at the same time.

"Since taking on the role as Cummins South Pacific managing director in 2002 the business has seen significant growth, but most importantly we have been able to do this while also building on our already solid customer support capability," Butera says.

He says the company’s results show it is well positioned to thrive in spite of the worldwide economic downturn.

"We have the right technology across all markets, a growing company-owned service and support network and the best people in the business," Butera says.

Butera takes on the new role following his long association with Cummins, which began in 1985. He served as a finance manager in the US from 1994 to 1996 and then as the director of finance for Cummins Fuel Systems until 1998.

He returned to Australia in 1998 where he worked until 2002 as chief financial officer and director of corporate services for Cummins South Pacific.

Butera will remain based in Melbourne, while his replacement in the South Pacific role will be announced in early 2009.






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