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Cummins Appoints Lyons as Manufacturing VP

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November 2, 2011 by   Leave a Comment

Columbus, Ind.-based engine maker Cummins Inc. announced today (Nov. 2) that Jim Lyons has been named Vice President — Chief Manufacturing Officer.

“In his new role, Jim has significant responsibilities in helping us achieve our goal to make improvements and savings through the Supply Chain organization,” Lisa Yoder, vice president — Global Supply Chain and Manufacturing, said in a news release.

Lyons will work on improving the company’s worldwide manufacturing performance with an emphasis on successful delivery, schedule stability and attainment, and waste reduction.

“His work will include growing capacity ahead of demand and providing a leadership role in aligning manufacturing, purchasing and supply chain,” Yoder said.

In addition, Lyons will be in charge of Cummins’ Health, Safety and Environmental organization. “Jim has always demonstrated a passion for safety and I am confident that he can lead us to achieve world class safety performance over the next few years,” Yoder said.

Lyons brings to the position 38 years of experience with Cummins, most recently as president of Cummins Turbo Technologies (CTT), where he led that business to a turn-around in performance. He will continue in his CTT role through the end of the year as he works with his replacement to ensure a smooth transition. He will also begin shifting into his new role. Lyons replacement at CTT will be announced soon.

“One vital link in our supply chains is manufacturing and it is important that we have the kind of leadership at the corporate level to accelerate our efforts in operational excellence,” Yoder said. “That is why we are creating the key role of Vice President — Chief Manufacturing Officer for Cummins.”

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