Posted April 13, 2022

DEUTZ Corporation Names David Evans President and CEO

Evans will replace Bob Mann, who is retiring.

David Evans is DEUTZ Corporation’s new president and CEO, effective April 1, 2022.David Evans is DEUTZ Corporation’s new president and CEO, effective April 1, 2022. Evans replaces current President and CEO Bob Mann, who is retiring after sixteen years in that role.

Evans will now be responsible for guiding DEUTZ’s operations in the Americas, including the company’s value-add production facility in Pendergrass, Georgia; DEUTZ Xchange remanufactured engines; and DEUTZ Power Centers and Service Centers.

Evans brings a track record of driving strategic, operational and commercial improvement in industrial manufacturing organizations to his new role at DEUTZ. He most recently served as president and CEO of Kauffman Engineering, a manufacturer of custom electrical solutions for diverse industrial markets.

Prior his tenure with Kauffman Engineering, Evans was president and CEO of Oerlikon Drive Systems Americas and Fairfield Manufacturing in Lafayette, Indiana, where he helped lead efforts to expand into electrification in off-highway markets. He previously held executive roles with SMW Automotive, TRW Automotive, Booz-Allen and Hamilton and NCR.

Fluent in German, Evans has lived and worked in North America and Europe, as well as run businesses in Asia and South America, making him an excellent fit with the global DEUTZ organization. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University and a Master in Business Administration from Indiana University. In 2011, Evans was named one of Automotive News Europe’s Rising Stars.

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About DEUTZ Corporation

For more than 150 years, DEUTZ engines have supplied customized, cost-effective power to a broad array of machine types and market segments. The ten-millionth DEUTZ engine was produced in 2021. From its headquarters in Norcross, GA, DEUTZ Corporation, a subsidiary of DEUTZ AG, supports its product range of 25- to 830-hp diesel and natural gas engines. The company is committed to providing optimized power solutions from the drawing board to prototype to production release.

The organization serves as a sales, service, parts, and application engineering center for the Americas, employing more than 300 people. DEUTZ Corporation also operates a value-added production facility for some of its key OEM partners, as well as an engine remanufacturing facility in Pendergrass, Georgia.

Strategically located DEUTZ Power Centers and Service Centers are designed uniquely support both OEM partners and end users.

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