CNH Global N.V has announced that Barry Engle is to be the new president and chief executive officer of New Holland Agricultural Equipment S.p.A.
A year ago, the position was assumed, on an interim basis by CNH President and Chief Executive Officer Harold Boyanovsky. Mr Boyanovsky said: “Barry Engle has extensive international management experience and an impressive record of results. We are pleased to welcome him.”
Mr Engle has worked in the automotive industry since 1992, holding a variety of positions with Ford Motor Company in North America, Latin America and Asia.
Most recently he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Ford of Canada. He previously served as General Manager, Ford Division Marketing in the United States. His other notable positions include President, Ford of Brazil & Mercosul; General Manager of Worldwide Direct Market Operations; Director of North American Product Planning & Strategy; General Marketing Manager, Parts & Service Division; Brand Strategy Manager, Mazda Motors Corp.; and Strategic Planning Manager, Ford of Mexico. Barry Engle left Ford in the late-90s to obtain first-hand automotive retail experience as a Chrysler Plymouth Jeep dealer in Salt Lake City, Utah and returned to the company after three years.
Before becoming involved in the auto industry, Engle held finance and marketing positions in the consumer packaged goods business. He worked for General Mills, Inc. from 1987 to 1989 and Nabisco Brands, Inc. from 1989 to 1990. In 1991 he worked in the Office of Political Affairs at the White House.
Mr Engle holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Brigham Young University and a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.