Doosan Bobcat Announces New Leadership (...)

Published: 19/8, 2019

Doosan Bobcat Announces New Leadership and Expanded Global Organizational Structure

Doosan Bobcat, a global leader in the compact equipment industry, today announced the appointment of regional presidents and a new global organization and leadership structure. In this organizational structure, the newly created global groups – engineering, procurement and strategy – will work across all regions to fully integrate and leverage the power and scale of the company.

Mike Ballweber, the new president of Doosan Bobcat North America, has been with the company since 1998, and has served as senior vice president of commercial for Doosan Bobcat North America since 2016. Ballweber replaces Dooson Bobcat CEO Scott Park, who has served as interim president of North America since September 2018.

Ballweber’s experience includes serving as president of Doosan Portable Power from 2013 to 2016, and he was vice president of product management and strategy and vice president of aftermarket and product support for Doosan Bobcat North America. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in marketing from Minnesota State University at Moorhead, and a Master’s degree in business administration from Indiana University.

Gustavo Otero, Doosan Bobcat’s new president for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa, joined Doosan Bobcat in 2015 and most recently served as region vice president of Compact and Telehandlers. He has an extensive 15-year background in the global construction equipment and automotive industries. Otero earned a Master’s degree in industrial engineering at Universidade de Vigo, an executive MBA from IESIDE Business Institute, and a PDD from IESE Business School Universidad de Navarra.

Doosan Bobcat announced additional senior leadership roles to lead the expanded global structure and help enhance and streamline the company’s focus on engineering, procurement, and strategy globally.

Troy Kraft, new senior vice president of Global Engineering, has led engineering for Doosan Bobcat North America for nearly 12 years. He is responsible for global compact equipment product development, product safety and international standards. Kraft’s career in the compact equipment industry spans 30 years, and he has served as a key member of the Doosan Bobcat engineering team for decades. He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from North Dakota State University.

Alvaro Pacini, senior vice president, Global Procurement, is responsible for global procurement functions including regional governance and commodity strategic management. He has an extensive, 30-year background in the construction equipment and automotive industries, including experience in operations, strategy, sourcing, supply chain and total quality management. He holds a mechanical engineering degree from the Universidade São Francisco in Brazil, and an MBA in industrial administration from INPG in Brazil.

Kraft and Pacini join Youngmin Kwon, senior vice president, Global Strategy & Operational Excellence/Total Quality Management, as members of the Doosan Bobcat global function leadership team. Kwon has responsibility for global corporate and manufacturing strategy and total quality management throughout Doosan Bobcat. Joining Doosan Group in 2000, he has more than 25 years of industry experience and earned a Bachelor’s degree from Yonsei University, and an MBA from the University of Illinois.

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