Cummins names five more vice presidents

By Mike Brezonick26 February 2021

Cummins Inc. has continued its recent reshuffling of its executive management, naming five new vice presidents, all of which become effective March 1.

“The world is rapidly changing and we need strong leaders who excel at both strategy and execution to ensure our company, employees and communities can continue to thrive, and I am confident this group will help successfully guide us,” said Tom Linebarger, chairman and CEO, Cummins Inc. “All five of these leaders are experts in their fields and hold roles strategically important to Cummins’ long-term success. They are highly capable leaders who consistently champion our leadership behaviors and live Cummins’ values in all they do. I am confident they will help us lead Cummins successfully.”

The five new VPs are:

Gary Johansen, to vice president, Power Systems Engineering. Johansen has been with Cummins since 1987 and he has held leadership roles in MidRange, Heavy-Duty, High Horsepower, Power Generation and Power Systems businesses.

Jonathon White, to vice president, Engine Segment Engineering. White joined Cummins in 1988 and has held various roles over the course of his career, including leadership positions in Product Engineering, Customer Engineering, On-highway Engineering and Off-highway Engineering.

Jason Wang, to vice president, Partnerships and Joint Ventures – China Area Business Organization.

Wang joined Cummins in 2009 as the plant manager of Cummins Generator Technologies (CGT) China. Since that time he has successfully led in many parts of Cummins in China, including roles as general manager of CGT China, of the China High Horsepower business, of Distribution segment China, Executive Deputy General Manager of Dongfeng Cummins Engine Company, and most recently as the General Manager of China Engine Business Joint Ventures and Partnerships. Prior to joining Cummins, Wang served in various operations and management positions with multinational companies

Kurt Kuhn, to VP, internal audit. Kuhn joined Cummins in 2005. Since that time, he has been steadily promoted through the audit function and contributed to the design and implementation of many of today’s existing internal audit processes.

Carolyn Butler-Lee, to VP, Diversity and Inclusion. Butler-Lee joined Cummins in 1995 in Internal Audit and over the course of her career with Cummins, she has worked in many areas of the organization in numerous roles, including Finance, Compensation and Benefits, Six Sigma Black Belt, Logistics Strategy for Cummins Filtration and Human Resources partner supporting Cummins Electronics and Fuel Systems, Cummins Emissions Solutions and the chief administrative officer. She currently leads Global Diversity and Inclusion for Cummins.

These moves follow another series of executive changes the company made earlier in February. Those included Tony Satterthwaite to vice chairman and Jennifer Rumsey to president and chief operating officer; Mahesh Narang to VP & president of the Components Segment; Cary Chenanda to VP of Cummins Emission Solutions; Marina Savelli to VP of Cummins Electronics and Fuel Systems; Cathy Buening-Griffin to VP of Business Transformation; Mark Osowick to VP of Human Resources; and John Brockhaus to VP of Human Resources Operations.

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