Cummins Announces Leadership Changes

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July 9, 2014 by   Comments Off on Cummins Announces Leadership Changes

Engine builder Cummins Inc. announced a number of leadership changes to “build upon the company’s strong performance and better position Cummins for future profitable and sustainable growth.”

“Today, Cummins is in a terrific position with our leadership in technologies, unmatched global presence and global partnerships that help our customers succeed wherever they operate,” said Chairman and CEO Tom Linebarger. “As we continue to grow profitably around the world, we want to have a leadership team capable of meeting our demanding short term targets every day, while making the right long term strategic investments necessary to sustain future profitable growth. We want to be able to do these two things well on a global basis and during volatile economic conditions.”

As a part of this new expanded structure, the following changes were announced today:

* Rich Freeland will assume the role of president and COO for Cummins, reporting to Linebarger, who will remain Chairman and CEO. In his new role, Freeland will focus on the company’s daily operations to ensure that the company meets financial, customer and operating commitments. Freeland has been the engine business president for Cummins since 2010 overseeing development, manufacturing, marketing and sales for the Ccompany’s largest business unit.

* Dave Crompton will succeed Freeland as president of the engine business. For the past 25 years he has served in several roles in the engine business, most recently leading the heavy-duty midrange and light duty segment.


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