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Cummins announces leadership changes

Cummins has announced changes to it's leadership structure. Jon Mills, Cummins' Director of External Communications, says that the changes were made 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 Chief Executive Officer, 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."

Rich Freeland will assume the role of President and Chief Operating Officer for Cummins, reporting to Tom Linebarger, who will remain Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. In his new role, Freeland will focus on the company's daily operations.

Freeland has been the Engine Business President for Cummins since 2010 overseeing development, manufacturing, marketing and sales for the Company's largest business unit.

"Rich has a deep understanding of Cummins' business, people, customers, and markets, which will be invaluable in his new role," said Linebarger. "As someone who has been with Cummins since 1979, and has successfully led three of our four business units over the years, Rich knows what it takes to be dependable every time for our customers across the globe."

Dave Crompton will succeed Freeland as President of the Engine Business. Mills says he has been in the business for 25 years, including leadership of the Heavy Duty MidRange and Light Duty segment of the Engine Business. 

"During both good and challenging economic times, Dave has successfully developed and led teams that continuously improved the products, processes and services that our customers depend on for their success," said Linebarger. "Dave has helped our engine business expand global partnerships, improve quality and navigate through some of the most strategic and economic challenges our Company has faced. Dave is an outstanding choice to lead our largest business unit profitably and sustainable into the future."

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014 5:43:11 PM

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