As of October 1, 2021, Sylvain Blaise will assume responsibility as Head of Powertrain, replacing Annalisa Stupenengo who will be in charge of overseeing all activities related to manufacturing, quality, logistics and purchasing of the Newco CNH On-Highway business.

Not long ago, CNH Industrial had announced the appointment of Gerrit Marx as the Chief Executive Officer of the On-Highway business, including IVECO, IVECO ASTRA, IVECO BUS and Heuliez Bus, FPT Industrial, Magirus, Iveco Defence Vehicles and Iveco Capital.

CNH On-Highway: who are Sylvain Blaise and Annalisa Stupenengo

Sylvain Blaise will then assume responsibility for the Powertrain Business Unit within the Newco. 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 Bus Business Unit in 2019, successfully re-positioning the Brand and driving the disruptive industry transformation that is underway.

Annalisa Stupenengo 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.

Wishful thinking by CNH’s top management

«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.

«On behalf of the Board of Directors of CNH Industrial, I wish to thank Annalisa for her time as a member 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.

«Creating a brilliant future for 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.


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