CNH Global N.V. today announced the appointment of Franco Fusignani as president and CEO of New Holland Agricultural Equipment S.p.A. He replaces Barry Engle, who has left CNH to pursue other interests.

Fusignani will retain his current role as CEO of CNH International SA, while Mario Gasparri assumes the position of General Manager, CNH International. Mr. Gasparri was most recently vice president Agricultural Equipment Commercial Operations for CNH International.

"Franco Fusignani and Mario Gasparri have extensive international management experience and impressive records of achieving positive results. We are pleased to welcome them to their new roles," said Harold Boyanovsky, president and CEO, CNH.

Both Fusignani and Gasparri have long histories with CNH and the Fiat Group, 40 years and 22 years respectively. They will assume their new roles effective September 20, 2010.