LiuGong names Kevin Thieneman to two major executive positions

Updated Jun 29, 2017
LiuGong incorporated black accents into its H-series wheel loaders to distinguish them from the previous generation of Tier 3 models.

LiuGong Machinery has named Kevin Thieneman as chairman of LiuGong North America and senior chief director of Guangxi LiuGong Machinery.

“We are excited that Kevin has decided to join our organization,” says LiuGong Chairman Zeng Guang’an. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to LiuGong both in North America and in the global market place. As we are committed to continuing to grow our global presence and support our customers, he will be an invaluable asset to this endeavor.”

Thieneman most recently served as president of Caterpillar Forest Products from 2013 through January of this year. Other positions Thieneman held at Caterpillar include country manager for China/India/ASEAN, managing director of Asia Pacific Operations and general manager for the Remanufacturing Division. He also is chairman of the Georgia Association of Manufacturers for the 2017-2018 fiscal year.

“I am very pleased to join one of the world’s leading manufacturers of wheel loaders and a company committed to the success of its customers and employees,” Thieneman says. “LiuGong is a recent entrant into the North American market and I look forward to working with the local and global LiuGong teams to build a dealer network capable of supporting our customers. LiuGong’s solutions, including wheel loaders, hydraulic excavators and track- type tractors, offer customers the right tool for the job at a significantly lower acquisition cost. As the only construction equipment manufacturer with a nationally accredited R&D facility in China, the company is committed to remaining an industry leader.”