Heavy-engine maker Perkins has appointed Caroline Nicholson to its
top-level PR job, vacant for more than a year since it restructured its
Nicholson joins the company as communications manager but replaces
former communications director Jonathan Chandler.
Chandler moved in June 1997 to Perkins’ then parent company,
LucasVarity, and then joined Eastman Kodak (PR Week, 14 August).
Chandler reported to the finance director of Perkins, whereas
Nicholson’s role will be overseen by Richard Case, group marketing
director. Case’s post was created after Chandler’s transfer.
Nicholson joined the Peterborough-based company last week. She quit her
previous job as internal communications manager at Exel Logistics
earlier this year.
Nicholson will oversee a press team of four. Her remit covers worldwide
communications, including media, internal and community relations,
exhibitions and audio visual presentations.
Perkins makes diesel and gas engines for a range of heavy vehicles from
dump trucks and tractors to tanks and forklift trucks.
US engineering giant Caterpillar acquired Perkins from LucasVarity in
December 1997. The engine-maker has a turnover of more than pounds 619
million a year.