The Perkins Engines Company has appointed Jaz Gill as its vice president for global sales, marketing, service and parts, responsible for leading all commercial activities for Perkins engines sold both directly to customers and through the company’s global distribution network.

Gill, who joined Perkins in 1988, replaces Chris Snodgrass, who was recently named vice president of Caterpillar’s newly created product support and logistics division.

“The Perkins team continue to focus on our valued customers and on building long-lasting business relationships, as well as serving them with engines sales, genuine parts and service support,” said Perkins President Ramin Younessi.

“Jaz is perfectly suited to this role having worked closely with our major global accounts for many years, coupled with his deep expertise and previous leadership across our product support, marketing and distribution development teams.”

“This is a wonderful opportunity to lead a truly global customer focused team,” said Gill.

“Over the last few months we’ve released innovative new engine and aftermarket solutions to the market, which have been positively received by our customers and end users.

“As we celebrate our 85th anniversary we have also put in place a strong foundation for us to build upon. I’m confident these new initiatives will further position the Perkins brand for future success.”

Gill will be based in Peterborough, UK, with offices in San Antonio, Texas, USA and Shanghai, China.