Cummins elects Jennifer Rumsey to its Board of Directors
Today, Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) announced Jennifer Rumsey, its President and Chief Operating Officer, has been elected to the company’s Board of Directors.
“I am thrilled Jennifer Rumsey will join the Cummins Board of Directors,” said Tom Linebarger, Chairman and CEO, Cummins Inc. “Jen brings the skills and perspectives we need to address the biggest challenges of our time. Decarbonization is a growth opportunity for Cummins and essential to our planet and we will need Jen’s deep technical knowledge along with her customer and market knowledge to evolve our technologies and our business. She has played a key role in the development of products that bring our brand promise to life and further our aggressive sustainability commitments. Her 25-year career has focused on advancing technology and bringing products to market that make a positive difference in the world.”
Rumsey began her Cummins career working on the first products where Cummins introduced emissions aftertreatment systems. Since then, Rumsey has worked across the product lifecycle and in various parts of the business - from advanced research to product quality - and has been deeply engaged with some of the company’s most important OEM partners.
While serving as Chief Technical Officer, Rumsey led Cummins’ efforts to reduce criteria pollutants from its products. Rumsey was critical in the decisions to make strategic investments in key technologies and markets to transition to lower carbon emissions products, laying the foundation for what has resulted in the New Power Business and for Destination Zero, Cummins’ path to zero emissions strategy.
As the President of Components, Rumsey oversaw a global portfolio of business units. While in that role, COVID-19 forced Rumsey to navigate some of the most complex business conditions in the company’s history while simultaneously resetting the strategic aim for Components to maximize future growth opportunities. Under Rumsey’s leadership, Components launched National Standard VI (NSVI) products in China and Bharat Stage VI (BSVI) products in India designed to reduce emissions while offering industry leading performance.
Linebarger added, “When faced with COVID-19 and supply chain challenges, we quickly saw Jen’s agility in action, a reflection of how she understands that our ability to adapt and be flexible is critical to operating in a changing environment.”
While President of the Components business, Rumsey was also a member of the Eaton Cummins joint venture Board of Directors and played a key role in launching the Endurant transmission in China. In 2021, the Components business revenues in China and India combined approached two billion dollars, reflecting the success of the new products launched with our customers and partners.
In March 2021, Rumsey was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer, overseeing Cummins’ global operations. Rumsey also has maintained a relentless focus on our customers, working collaboratively to address global supply constraints. The company recently reported record revenues for 2021, and Rumsey’s leadership during this period was instrumental in delivering those results.
Rumsey is a member of the Society of Women Engineers, Society of Automotive Engineers, the Purdue Engineering Advisory Committee and Women in Trucking Association. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Throughout her career, she has been an advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion and women in STEM fields.
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Cummins Inc., a global power technology leader, is a corporation of complementary business segments that design, manufacture, distribute and service a broad portfolio of power solutions. The company’s products range from internal combustion, electric and hybrid integrated power solutions to components including filtration, aftertreatment, turbochargers, fuel systems, controls systems, air handling systems, automated transmissions, electric power generation systems, microgrid controls, batteries, electrolyzers and fuel cell products.
Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana (U.S.), since its founding in 1919, Cummins employs approximately 59,900 people committed to powering a more prosperous world through three global corporate responsibility priorities critical to healthy communities: education, environment and equality of opportunity. Cummins serves its customers online, through a network of company-owned and independent distributor locations, and through thousands of dealer locations worldwide and earned about $2.1 billion on sales of $24 billion in 2021.