Cummins Inc. announced recently that President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) Rich Freeland will retire after 40 years of service with Cummins.
As part of Cummins’ succession plans, the following leadership appointments are also taking place, all of which are effective October 15:
• Distribution President Tony Satterthwaite will succeed Freeland as president and COO;
• Components President Tracy Embree will succeed Satterthwaite as distribution business president;
• Chief Technical Officer Jennifer Rumsey will succeed Embree as components business president; and
• Jim Fier will succeed Rumsey as chief technical officer.
“I want to personally thank Rich for his many contributions to Cummins and his friendship and support over the 25 years I have known and worked with him,” said Tom Linebarger, chairman and CEO, Cummins Inc. “He is one of the most effective leaders in Cummins history because of his ability to connect with customers, develop our employees and his deep understanding of nearly every element of our business. Equally impressive to me is that Rich has accomplished these things in an unassuming, humble manner. He has an unrelenting commitment to our core values and always makes the right decisions for our business, for our people and our communities. His positive impact is vast, and Rich will be missed by many, many people inside and outside of Cummins.”
“I also want to congratulate Tony, Tracy, Jennifer and Jim on their new roles,” added Linebarger. “They are all incredibly talented leaders who have demonstrated their ability to lead people, drive results and make Cummins a stronger company, and a better place to work. I am excited for each of them and looking forward to working with them as we drive our company forward focusing on our growth plans and continuing to deliver value to our customers and all our stakeholders.”