Somers Named VP, General Manager of NorAm

Wednesday, July 10, 2002
North American Power Systems, Inc. (NorAm), a recently-appointed Master Distributor of Perkins engines in Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico, has appointed Jeffrey Somers as vice president. NorAm, one of 10 Master Distributors for Perkins in North America, supports the sales, service and distribution of Perkins engines and parts through its approximately 100 dealers. Somers was part of team from Warren Equipment Company of Midland, Texas that formed in NorAm in January 2001. Prior to that he served as West Texas Caterpillar’s General Manager- Machine Ship Division. Somers is a business management graduate of the United States Air Force Academy. He served five years of active duty, including three years in Space Systems Acquisition, where he managed independent verification-validation contracts and provided assistance in the development of several long range space programs. He also served for two years as Section Commander of a C-130 and B-1 aircraft maintenance squadron, with responsibility over 300 servicemen. He was honorably discharged in 1997 with the rank of captain.

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