Penca to move into senior Cummins position
New South Pacific Managing Director and General Manager formerly with Chinese joint venture
Heavy-duty diesel engine supplier Cummins South Pacific has a new Managing Director and General Manager.
He is Andrew Penca, who joined Cummins Inc. in the US in late 2007 as assistant to the president and COO, a role in which he led a number of key strategy and operations-related projects.
Penca then moved to Cummins’ largest heavy-duty on-highway diesel engine production facility, Jamestown Engine Plant in New York, where he became assembly and materials operations director and led operations excellence process improvements.
In 2011, he moved to China to become general manager of Chongqing Cummins Engine Company (CCEC), a joint venture diesel engine manufacturing operation in China.
Penca has a bachelor's degree in Business Administration, with honours in International Management, from Butler University, Indianapolis, and an MBA in finance and accounting from the University of Southern California.
Before joining Cummins, he was Commissioner of Indiana Workforce Development and before that worked for Honda R&D Americas in advanced product planning and concept development.
Penca will take up his position at Cummins South Pacific in Melbourne on July 1 and report to Peter Jensen-Muir, Executive Managing Director – Cummins Asia Pacific.