CNH Global N.V. the agricultural and construction equipment businesses, today announced that CNH International General Manager, Mario Gasparri, will become President of CNH Construction Equipment, effective April 1, 2012. He replaces James McCullough, who will retire at the end of this month. Mr. Gasparri and Mr. McCullough will begin their transition immediately.
Franco Fusignani, CEO of CNH International SA, will assume the general management of the business activities previously handled by Mr. Gasparri. Mr. Fusignani will continue in his capacity as President and CEO of New Holland Agricultural Equipment.
Mr. Gasparri served as General Manager of CNH International since September 2010 with responsibility for CNH’s agricultural and construction brands in Africa, the Middle East, CIS, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, with a special focus on China, Turkey, India and Japan. He has held a variety of roles in several Fiat companies for the past 24 years, including the positions of Managing Director of New Holland India and the Asia Pacific markets and Vice President of Agricultural Equipment Commercial Operations, CNH International.
CNH would like to thank James McCullough for his contributions to the company. Contractors World editor, Roger Lindley also wishes Jim, whom he interviewed on several occassions over the years, a long and happy retirement