CNH Industrial appointed Friedrich Eichler as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). He will preside over the CNHi R&D community with direct responsibility for Technology, Innovation, Quality, Design and their related divisions.
Friedrich will provide functional governance for the Agriculture and Construction segments’ Product Development – coordinating closely with Segment Presidents Derek Neilson (Agriculture) and Stefano Pampalone (Construction). He will also work hand-in-hand with Marc Kermisch, Chief Digital & Information Officer, to integrate our precision, digital and autonomy solutions across equipment portfolios.
Friedrich Eichler has more than 30 years of experience in automotive engineering with some of the world’s biggest carmakers including Volkswagen Group and Mercedes-Benz Group. He has grown to roles of increasing responsibility, including leading the development of advanced powertrains and innovative technologies. He assumes his CTO role in CNH Industrial from Marc Kermisch who previously served on an ad interim basis.
“We are delighted to bring Fredrich’s expertise to CNH Industrial. I am confident his leadership and technical acumen will further enhance and accelerate improvements across our R&D organization to further propel our advanced engineering capabilities and overall platform strategy,” said Scott W. Wine, Chief Executive Officer at CNH Industrial.