INNIO announced that as part of its realignment into two dedicated businesses — Jenbacher and Waukesha — under the umbrella of the INNIO Group, it has named Robert “Rob” Stoppek as CEO of the INNIO Waukesha Gas Engines business.
Stoppek brings extensive technology leadership skills and change management expertise to both INNIO and Waukesha, according to Carlos Lange, CEO & President, INNIO Group. “We are pleased to welcome Rob to the INNIO team to lead the respected Waukesha gas engines business,” Lange said. “His customer-centric focus, P&L management expertise and strong supply chain and manufacturing leadership experience provide critical skillsets that will be instrumental in driving the Waukesha business in the 21st century economy.”
Previously, Stoppek served as the executive leading Parker Hannifin’s $1.5 billion motion and control business operations for Europe, covering 23 locations with 4000 employees. Prior to Parker, he served in progressive leadership roles as SVP of Global Operations for Generac and as chief supply chain officer for IDEX.
“The customer must be at the center of everything we do,” Stoppek said. “Coming off a record year, Waukesha’s gas engines and services are well-positioned for future growth through an escalated focus on our customers. Our customers and our employees believe in the Waukesha brand. Together, we will continue to move it forward. I am excited to be joining INNIO and Waukesha.”