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Rumsey Succeeding Charlton At Cummins

Posted on June 23, 2014

Cummins Inc. has announced that Steve Charlton, vice president and chief technical officer - Engine Business, will retire effective July 1. Jennifer Rumsey, currently vice president, Engineering for the Heavy-, Medium- and Light-Duty Engine Business, will succeed Charlton as vice president, Engineering for the Engine Business.

In her new role, Rumsey, who joined Cummins in 2000, will focus on new opportunities for growth, including the launch of new platforms, continued development of existing platforms and improving product quality.

"Jennifer brings tremendous expertise, and has successfully worked across business units and regional boundaries, and she will no doubt continue to be successful in this role," said Rich Freeland, president - Engine Business and vice president - Cummins Inc. "Jennifer's ability to deliver innovative products fit for different global markets that our customers depend on will be critical to the continued success of the Engine Business and Cummins as a whole."

Prior to her current post, Rumsey led Heavy-Duty Engineering and played key roles on a number of significant projects and initiatives within the Engine Business. She has also served in other roles for Cummins, including quality leader for Cummins Turbo Technologies and in Research & Technology Advanced Engineering, where she led the development of Tier 4 technologies and exhaust aftertreatment controls. Prior to joining Cummins, Rumsey worked at a fuel-cell startup company in Cambridge, Mass.

Charlton joined Cummins in 1993 as the director of Advanced Engineering, working on the early plans for the V8 light-duty diesel engine. He became executive director, Research in 1999 and was named executive director, Advanced Engineering in 2001. In 2004, Charlton was appointed technical leader on the project to develop the Heavy Duty Engine products to meet the 2007 EPA emissions standards. He was named vice president - Heavy Duty Engineering in 2008 and went on to become vice president and CTO for the Engine Business in 2010.

"In his more than 20 years with the company, Steve has provided invaluable technical expertise and leadership," said Freeland. "He has left a profound mark on our company and his contributions will always be valued and remembered."