Perkins fills top PR role after a year’s vacancy

Heavy-engine maker Perkins has appointed Caroline Nicholson to its top-level PR job, vacant for more than a year since it restructured its marketing department.

Heavy-engine maker Perkins has appointed Caroline Nicholson to its

top-level PR job, vacant for more than a year since it restructured its

marketing department.



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.



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