Cummins has recently announced the promotion of two top executives. More into detail, Tony Satterthwaite has been named Vice Chairman and Jennifer Rumsey will succeed Satterthwaite as President and Chief Operating Officer. These appointments have been effective since March 1.
«I am thrilled to have Tony join the Chairman’s office and confident he’s the right leader for this role, given the significant opportunities in front of us», said Tom Linebarger, Cummins’ Chairman and CEO. «Tony understands our business at all levels and has a truly global view, having lived for extensive periods in Asia, Europe, and the U.S. He’s a well-respected leader, strategist, mentor and thinker and an asset to our company».
Satterthwaite joined Cummins in 1988 and began in product planning and sales. Over the course of his career, he has held leadership positions across the company’s global businesses and operations, including serving as President of Power Generation, President the Distribution Business and most recently as President and Chief Operating Officer.
The other addition among Cummins top executives: Jennifer Rumsey
«Technology is evolving more rapidly now than at any other time in history and Jen’s extensive technical experience and leadership make her ideal for the role of President and Chief Operating Officer», added Linebarger. «Jen has served in a variety of business and technical leadership positions at Cummins and has been incredibly successful in every role. She has been instrumental in developing some of the most important products and technologies Cummins has created».
Jennifer Rumsey joined Cummins in 2000 in controls and has held a variety of leadership roles over the course of her career, including roles in advanced engineering, product development, and quality. She has served as the Vice President of Engineering for the Engine Business, Chief Technical Officer for Cummins, and most recently as the company’s President of the Components business.
Some more appointments: new Chief Digital Officer and Chief Information Officer
At the end of March, Cummins also announced that Sherry Aaholm, former Chief Information Officer, has assumed a newly-created role as Chief Digital Officer, effective April 1. At the same time, Earl Newsome has just joined Cummins as Chief Information Officer.
According to the US company, «Aaholm’s customer-facing experience in the transportation and logistics industry will be instrumental in positioning Cummins’ digital organization for success. Digitization of Cummins’ products is integral to its strategy of both maintaining product leadership and accelerating growth in new areas».
As for the new CIO, Earl Newsome comes to Cummins after five years at Linde, a global industrial gases company, leading the organization as the Americas IT CIO where he served as a trusted advisor and business partner on IT.