Rumsey named chairman of the Cummins board of directors
Cummins Inc has announced that its board of directors has unanimously elected Cummins president and chief executive officer (CEO) Jennifer Rumsey to chairman of the company’s board of directors, effective from 1 August 2023. Rumsey succeeds Tom Linebarger, who is retiring from both of his Cummins positions as executive chairman and chairman of the board, from 31 July.
Rumsey was first appointed to the Cummins board of directors in February 2022 and has served as president and CEO of the company since August 2022. She has held numerous pivotal roles within the company during more than two decades with Cummins, including chief technical officer, president of the components business and chief operating officer. The combined roles of chairman and CEO will position Rumsey to continue leading the company into the future, leveraging her technical expertise, deep understanding of Cummins’ business and powering customers’ success throughout the energy transition.
“Jennifer’s appointment as chair comes at a pivotal time for Cummins and the entire industry,” said Linebarger. “Her strategic vision for Cummins, centred on delivering solutions that meet our customers’ needs while reducing our impact on the environment, will help lead our company in the transition to a decarbonised future. On a personal note, I am filled with immense pride and gratitude for the privilege of being part of this remarkable company for the past 30 years. I am delighted to pass this role to Jennifer and firmly believe that she is the ideal leader to guide Cummins at this important time.”
“I am deeply humbled to assume the role of chair,” said Rumsey. “I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to Tom who has been an extraordinary leader for this company and an invaluable colleague and mentor to me. His leadership of this company has shaped my journey and approach to leadership at Cummins and helped position us for a bright future. As we look ahead, we will continue to create innovative solutions that effectively address our customers’ needs while making a positive impact on the communities we serve. When I became CEO one year ago, I said that we would continue to put people at the centre of everything we do, and I am proud to say that our dedicated employees continue to work tirelessly to ensure we remain on course for our ambitious goals as a company. At the top of that list is our commitment to Destination Zero, our strategy to achieve a zero-emissions future, power our customers’ success, grow our business and deliver strong returns to our investors.”