Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America announces new president, executive management changes

New president began his material handling career with Caterpillar in 1986.

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Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA), a leading manufacturer of forklifts under the Cat lift trucks, Mitsubishi forklift trucks and Jungheinrich brands, today announced Ken Barina as its new president. Barina succeeds Hiroshi Nagai as MCFA’s president.

Barina currently serves as vice president of corporate planning and services at MCFA. He first began his material handling career with Caterpillar in 1986, where he held various marketing, product development and field sales management roles working with dealers. In 1992, Barina joined MCFA, where he has since held a broad range of administrative and general management roles across the company. In his most recent position, Barina worked closely with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and MCFA management on the company’s strategic planning and business plan achievement.

Nagai, who will return to a new assignment at MHI in Japan, served as MCFA president for two years. During his time with MCFA, Nagai successfully led the company through significant growth from 2011 through 2013, while placing an increased focus on efficiency.

In addition, Kent Eudy was promoted to executive vice president of sales and marketing at MCFA, reporting to Barina. Eudy started his career in the material handling industry in 1981 with Caterpillar Inc. and joined MCFA during the company’s inception in 1992. In this role, Eudy will continue to provide leadership for overseeing and managing MCFA’s machine and parts sales and distribution services, strategic marketing efforts and direct-to-customer sales for the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Central and South America.


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