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Padmanabhan New Cummins VP, Heavy-Duty, MidRange Light-Duty Engines

Posted on July 11, 2014

Cummins Inc. has named Srikanth Padmanabhan vice president -- Heavy Duty MidRange Light Duty (HMLD), a segment of the Engine Business. He succeeds Dave Crompton, who recently was named president of the Engine Business.

"Srikanth is an experienced global business leader with the proven capability to operate large complex businesses and drive transformative change and accelerate growth," said Dave Crompton, newly named president, Engine Business at Cummins. "Over the years, he has led teams that delivered outstanding results and he will be a primary catalyst in helping this team become more successful. His demonstrated ability to work across business units and regional boundaries will serve the Engine business well as we deliver innovative solutions for our customers."

Padmanabhan most recently served as president of Cummins Emission Solutions (CES) since 2008, the largest division of the Cummins Components, with $2 billion in annual revenue. During Padmanabhan's leadership, the business successfully met Euro 4, Euro 5, Euro 6, EPA 2007, EPA 2010, EPA 2013, Tier 4 interim and Tier4 final regulations and grew profitably, Cummins said. In addition, the business formed a joint venture in China to capture the rapid growth as well as entered the engineered components business of urea dosing systems including the integration of the Hilite acquisition.

Prior to his role at CES, Padmanabhan was the managing director of Cummins Generator Technologies, Stamford, England. Over the course of his 23-year career with Cummins, Padmanabhan has held a wide variety of leadership positions within the company, including country manager of Cummins Filtration Mexico, plant manager of the Cummins Filtration's largest plant in Cookeville, Tenn., and a number of manufacturing management roles within the Cummins Fuel Systems Business in Columbus, Ind.

Succeeding Padmanabhan at Cummins Emission Solutions is Amy Adams, who has been named as vice president and general manager. Adams has been general manager of the Global On-Highway business for CES since 2011. She joined Cummins in 1995 and has held various positions in business development, product management, market management and distribution management.

Earlier, Adams served as leader of the Southeast Asia Area Business Organization (ABO) and the NE/SE Asia Regional Distribution Organization (RDO). Subsequently, she served as Managing Director of the Greater Europe/CIS RDO, which included direct management of company-owned distributors as well as a channel management role for all distributors. During that time, Distribution Business Unit (DBU) sales doubled, driven both by market growth and the continuation of the distributor consolidation strategy.

In December 2008, Adams' role expanded to include Middle East and Africa distribution. In 2009, DBU added another entity, Cummins Ghana and she participated in the Africa strategy development and helped in the transition to the new Africa organization.