Case IH has announced the appointment of Ville Mansikkamäki to the role of vice president Case IH Europe. He will follow Thierry Panadero, who has taken up the position of head of CNH Industrial’s Agriculture Europe Commercial Operations.

Mr. Mansikkamäki joined Valtra Inc as Customer Service Manager in 2001 and subsequently gained an Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) degree from the University of Jyväskylä. After a number of roles within Valtra Inc and its parent, Agco Corporation, he held the post of Director, Sales Valtra EAME (Europe, Africa, Middle East) in the seven years prior to joining Case IH.

His appointment forms part of a wider re-organization within CNH Industrial under its ‘Transform 2 Win’ corporate development strategy, which will allow its five operating segments to achieve its full potential and transform the Group’s overall structure.