Cummins Inc. recently announced that Amy Adams will join the Electrified Power business segment as vice president – fuel cell & hydrogen technologies. In this newly created role, Adams will oversee the hydrogenics business and the other investments and partnerships in Cummins’ fuel cell portfolio. Adams will report to Thad Ewald, Cummins’ vice president of corporate strategy.
Cummins is investing in two primary types of fuel cells, Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) and Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC), as well as hydrogen production in order to provide a seamless start-to-finish solution to customers. Hydrogen can be produced from renewable sources, stored economically, and deployed for a diverse range of industrial and residential energy-generation applications; as well as used in fuel cell passenger cars and commercial vehicles, including heavy-duty trucks, buses, trains and passenger ships. Cummins believes hydrogen will become increasingly important in meeting fast-growing global energy demand, while also supporting efforts to drive down carbon emissions from energy generation.
“I am delighted that Amy will lead this challenging work, drive critical areas of technology leadership and help position the company for success over the next 100 years,” said Ewald. “In her nearly 25 years at Cummins, Amy has accumulated diverse leadership experiences having led complex businesses on three continents for the company, as well as holding positions in business development, product management and market management. Her skillset is well suited to lead this work and build our hydrogen and fuel cell capabilities.”
Most recently Adams served as vice president, strategic initiatives where her unique global skills positioned her well to drive several strategic growth initiatives for Cummins. Prior to this, she led Cummins Emission Solutions (CES), the largest of the business units in the Components segment. Under Adams’ leadership, CES experienced tremendous growth and brought significant innovation to the market while maintaining a strategic focus on customers. Adams earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Purdue University (USA) and a master’s degree in management from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University (USA).