|By Marketwired .||
|July 8, 2014 04:15 PM EDT||
COLUMBUS, IN--(Marketwired - July 08, 2014) - Today, Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) 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 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."
As a part of this new expanded structure, the following changes were announced today:
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 to ensure that we meet our financial, customer and operating commitments.
Freeland has been the Engine Business President for Cummins since 2010 overseeing development, manufacturing, marketing and sales for the Company's largest business unit.
During Rich's time leading the Engine Business, he oversaw revenue growth from $6.4B in 2010 to over $10B in 2013, a record number of new products launched that have helped Cummins' customers succeed, and the creation and expansion of numerous global partnerships that have extended the Company's lead in existing and new markets across the globe.
"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. For more than 25 years, Crompton has been a major force driving transformation and growth in the Engine Business through a variety of roles he has held in the business. Most recently, Crompton led the Heavy Duty MidRange and Light Duty segment of the Engine Business. In that role, Crompton successfully led the integration of the Heavy, Medium and Light Duty engine businesses into one seamless, global organization for the first time at Cummins and through strong execution helped this area realize strong operational efficiency, cost reduction and financial performance.
"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 sustainably into the future."
Further biographical information on Rich Freeland and Dave Crompton:
Prior to taking the role of President of the Engine Business, Freeland was President of Components for Cummins. Under his leadership, the Components business improved profitability, strengthened its processes and developed new products, specifically those related to meeting the 2010 emissions regulations in the United States.
Freeland joined Cummins in 1979 at the Cummins Parts Distribution Center in Columbus, Indiana. He has held several other roles within the Company including Plant Manager of the Diesel ReCon Plant in Memphis, Tennessee; Plant Manager of the Columbus Engine Plant in Columbus, Indiana; Vice President and General Manager of Engine Business Purchasing, Aftermarket and Fuel Systems Business and President of Distribution Business.
A native of Indiana, Freeland attended Purdue University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management from the Krannert School of Management. In 1987, he earned an MBA from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business.
Freeland has served on the boards of directors for the National Association of Manufacturers, Purdue University's Krannert School of Management, the Columbus Heritage Fund, the Bartholomew County United Way and Sauer-Danfoss.
As head of the Heavy Duty, Medium and Light Duty business, Crompton successfully led the integration of all three areas of the engine business into one seamless, global organization for the first time at Cummins and through strong execution helped this area realize strong operational efficiency, cost reduction and financial performance.
Prior to leading the Heavy Duty MidRange and Light Duty Engine business, Crompton was Vice President and General Manager for MidRange. In that role, Crompton led the business through the highest investment cycle in new products and capacity expansion while also establishing new business segments and several new partnerships for Cummins. He led teams that focused on fixing fundamental operational issues that resulted in a business that now delivers consistent, high quality returns for Cummins and its stakeholders.
Crompton has held a number of different roles in his 25 years at Cummins including functional roles in Sales and Marketing, Strategy and Planning, and Supply Chain Management. He also served as a General Manager for core market segments within Cummins such as the Recreational Marine Business earlier in his career.
Crompton also led the overall relationship with Komatsu, Cummins' largest Off-Highway partner, overseeing the portfolio of joint venture companies and commercial business across both Construction and Mining markets. He led our Chrysler Business for several years before becoming an Officer of the company in 2006 when he was appointed Vice President and General Manager of the MidRange business.
Crompton attended Williams College and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts. He also holds an executive MBA from Duke University. Crompton serves on the board of directors for Agility Fuel Systems and is the Executive Sponsor of the upcoming Mill-Race Marathon in Columbus, Indiana.
Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service diesel and natural gas engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana, (USA) Cummins currently employs approximately 48,000 people worldwide and serves customers in approximately 190 countries and territories through a network of approximately 600 company-owned and independent distributor locations and approximately 6,500 dealer locations. Cummins earned $1.48 billion on sales of $17.3 billion in 2013. Press releases can be found on the Web at www.cummins.com or www.cumminsengines.com. Follow Cummins on Twitter at @Cummins and on YouTube at Cummins Inc.
The following files are available for download:
Director, External Communications
Today air travel is a minefield of delays, hassles and customer disappointment. Airlines struggle to revitalize the experience. GE and M2Mi will demonstrate practical examples of how IoT solutions are helping airlines bring back personalization, reduce trip time and improve reliability. In their session at @ThingsExpo, Shyam Varan Nath, Principal Architect with GE, and Dr. Sarah Cooper, M2Mi’s VP Business Development and Engineering, will explore the IoT cloud-based platform technologies drivi...
Jul. 2, 2015 02:00 PM EDT Reads: 986
Containers have changed the mind of IT in DevOps. They enable developers to work with dev, test, stage and production environments identically. Containers provide the right abstraction for microservices and many cloud platforms have integrated them into deployment pipelines. DevOps and Containers together help companies to achieve their business goals faster and more effectively. In his session at DevOps Summit, Ruslan Synytsky, CEO and Co-founder of Jelastic, reviewed the current landscape of...
Jul. 2, 2015 01:45 PM EDT Reads: 2,265
Live Webinar with 451 Research Analyst Peter Christy. Join us on Wednesday July 22, 2015, at 10 am PT / 1 pm ET In a world where users are on the Internet and the applications are in the cloud, how do you maintain your historic SLA with your users? Peter Christy, Research Director, Networks at 451 Research, will discuss this new network paradigm, one in which there is no LAN and no WAN, and discuss what users and network administrators gain and give up when migrating to the agile world of clo...
Jul. 2, 2015 01:36 PM EDT Reads: 226
Manufacturing has widely adopted standardized and automated processes to create designs, build them, and maintain them through their life cycle. However, many modern manufacturing systems go beyond mechanized workflows to introduce empowered workers, flexible collaboration, and rapid iteration. Such behaviors also characterize open source software development and are at the heart of DevOps culture, processes, and tooling.
Jul. 2, 2015 01:15 PM EDT Reads: 671
SYS-CON Events announced today that JFrog, maker of Artifactory, the popular Binary Repository Manager, will exhibit at SYS-CON's @DevOpsSummit Silicon Valley, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Based in California, Israel and France, founded by longtime field-experts, JFrog, creator of Artifactory and Bintray, has provided the market with the first Binary Repository solution and a software distribution social platform.
Jul. 2, 2015 01:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,195
"We got started as search consultants. On the services side of the business we have help organizations save time and save money when they hit issues that everyone more or less hits when their data grows," noted Otis Gospodnetić, Founder of Sematext, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @DevOpsSummit, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
Jul. 2, 2015 01:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,023
Internet of Things (IoT) will be a hybrid ecosystem of diverse devices and sensors collaborating with operational and enterprise systems to create the next big application. In their session at @ThingsExpo, Bramh Gupta, founder and CEO of robomq.io, and Fred Yatzeck, principal architect leading product development at robomq.io, discussed how choosing the right middleware and integration strategy from the get-go will enable IoT solution developers to adapt and grow with the industry, while at th...
Jul. 2, 2015 12:00 PM EDT Reads: 2,001
Containers are revolutionizing the way we deploy and maintain our infrastructures, but monitoring and troubleshooting in a containerized environment can still be painful and impractical. Understanding even basic resource usage is difficult – let alone tracking network connections or malicious activity. In his session at DevOps Summit, Gianluca Borello, Sr. Software Engineer at Sysdig, will cover the current state of the art for container monitoring and visibility, including pros / cons and liv...
Jul. 2, 2015 11:50 AM EDT Reads: 365
The last decade was about virtual machines, but the next one is about containers. Containers enable a service to run on any host at any time. Traditional tools are starting to show cracks because they were not designed for this level of application portability. Now is the time to look at new ways to deploy and manage applications at scale. In his session at @DevOpsSummit, Brian “Redbeard” Harrington, a principal architect at CoreOS, will examine how CoreOS helps teams run in production. Attende...
Jul. 2, 2015 11:17 AM EDT Reads: 384
"We have a tagline - "Power in the API Economy." What that means is everything that is built in applications and connected applications is done through APIs," explained Roberto Medrano, Executive Vice President at Akana, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 16th Cloud Expo, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
Jul. 2, 2015 11:15 AM EDT Reads: 1,025
The cloud has transformed how we think about software quality. Instead of preventing failures, we must focus on automatic recovery from failure. In other words, resilience trumps traditional quality measures. Continuous delivery models further squeeze traditional notions of quality. Remember the venerable project management Iron Triangle? Among time, scope, and cost, you can only fix two or quality will suffer. Only in today's DevOps world, continuous testing, integration, and deployment upend...
Jul. 2, 2015 11:00 AM EDT Reads: 2,102
Malicious agents are moving faster than the speed of business. Even more worrisome, most companies are relying on legacy approaches to security that are no longer capable of meeting current threats. In the modern cloud, threat diversity is rapidly expanding, necessitating more sophisticated security protocols than those used in the past or in desktop environments. Yet companies are falling for cloud security myths that were truths at one time but have evolved out of existence.
Jul. 2, 2015 11:00 AM EDT Reads: 2,186
IT data is typically silo'd by the various tools in place. Unifying all the log, metric and event data in one analytics platform stops finger pointing and provides the end-to-end correlation. Logs, metrics and custom event data can be joined to tell the holistic story of your software and operations. For example, users can correlate code deploys to system performance to application error codes. In his session at DevOps Summit, Michael Demmer, VP of Engineering at Jut, will discuss how this can...
Jul. 2, 2015 10:46 AM EDT Reads: 343
"A lot of the enterprises that have been using our systems for many years are reaching out to the cloud - the public cloud, the private cloud and hybrid," stated Reuven Harrison, CTO and Co-Founder of Tufin, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 16th Cloud Expo, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
Jul. 2, 2015 10:45 AM EDT Reads: 716
The most often asked question post-DevOps introduction is: “How do I get started?” There’s plenty of information on why DevOps is valid and important, but many managers still struggle with simple basics for how to initiate a DevOps program in their business. They struggle with issues related to current organizational inertia, the lack of experience on Continuous Integration/Delivery, understanding where DevOps will affect revenue and budget, etc. In their session at DevOps Summit, JP Morgenthal...
Jul. 2, 2015 10:00 AM EDT Reads: 771