CNH Industrial N.V. today announced the first Newco senior leadership team appointments for Operations and Powertrain. Effective October 1, 2021, Annalisa Stupenengo will assume global responsibility for Operations, while Sylvain Blaise will assume responsibility for the Powertrain Business Unit within the Newco.

This follows CNH previously announced spin-off of its On-Highway business and the designation of Gerrit Marx as the Chief Executive Officer.

CNH Industrial On-Highway business: Stupenengo and Blaise

Stupenengo will be directly overseeing all activities related to manufacturing, quality, logistics and purchasing of the new On-Highway business. She has extensive international experience gained through roles of increasing responsibility within CNH Industrial and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (now Stellantis). She currently serves as President Powertrain, overseeing all Powertrain business activities and the FPT Industrial brand within CNH Industrial. 

“On behalf of the Board of Directors of CNH Industrial, I wish to thank Annalisa for her time as amember of the Senior Leadership team and for five years of successfully leading our global powertrain operations, achieving exceptional results and milestones. We wish her the best in this new role and are eager to follow her next accomplishments,” said Suzanne Heywood, Chair of CNH Industrial.  

“I  am  delighted  that  Annalisa  has  accepted  a  new  challenge  within  the  On-Highway organization. Her strong leadership and in-depth knowledge of our businesses will prove fundamental in managing our core industrial operations. I look forward to working closely with her as we embark on this new journey, post-spin from CNH Industrial,” commented Gerrit Marx, designated Chief Executive Officer of the new On-Highway business. 

“I will always remember my time at the helm of the Powertrain business. I especially want to thank the team that I had the privilege to lead, for their passion and commitment under my guidance to drive FPT Industrial’s global business and pioneering role in innovative technologies. Now, I am excited about the opportunity to contribute to creating a brilliant future for the new On-Highway business and am eager to step up to a higher challenge in this new role,” added Annalisa Stupenengo

Blaise has some 20 years’ experience within the Group having worked in varied businesses, including Agriculture, across different geographies in Europe and North America.

He was appointed IVECO BUS Brand President in 2014 and Head of the entire BusBusiness Unit in 2019, successfully re-positioning the Brand and driving the disruptive industry transformation that is underway. 

“The passion and drive that Sylvain put into the increasing success of the Bus Business Unit  will  serve  us  well in  the  new  role,  ensuring  that  FPT  Industrial  will  continue  to successfully overcome the future challenges in the powertrain space,” added Gerrit Marx.


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