Tana Utley appointed Perkins President

Perkins Engines Company has appointed Tana Utley as its new President, effecting from January 1st, 2013, replacing Gwenne Henricks, who has returned to the US to take up the post of Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Caterpillar’s Product Development and Global Technology Division.
Tana, who has relocated to Peterborough, UK, to take up her new role, joins Perkins from Caterpillar’s Product Development and Global Technology Division, where she was Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. Tana earned a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Bradley University and an M.S. in management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management. She is the recipient of the Suzanne Jenniches Upward Mobility Award from the Society of Women Engineers, and an honorary Doctor of Technology degree from Loughborough University, UK.
In January, Tana was recognised in the US as one of 122 women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their careers. The first Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Awards are part of an initiative to promote the role of women in the manufacturing industry.

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