Cummins Chief Technical Officer John Wall retiring
“We are, of course, happy for John and excited about what the future might hold for someone with his energy and passion,” Chairman and CEO Tom Linebarger and President and Chief Operating Officer Rich Freeland said in a joint statement. “It’s a bittersweet moment, however, because John has played such an important role, not just in our company, but in emissions science and policy around the world."
Wall will be replaced by Jennifer Rumsey, vice president of engineering for Cummins’ Engine Business.
“We are fortunate to have someone with Jennifer’s expertise to take his place,” Linebarger and Freeland said. “She has successfully worked across business units and regional boundaries, and we have no doubt that Jennifer will continue John’s legacy of innovation and superior results.”
Under Wall, diesel engine emissions technology advanced significantly at Cummins. Additionally, he was at the forefront of the company's techical functions as it evolved from employing 1,000 engineers primarily based in Columbus, Indiana to a global organization with the collective talents of more than 6,000 engineers around the world, including technical centers in India, China and Brazil.
Wall joined Cummins in 1986 and became the company’s chief technical officer in 2000. His retirement will become effective on Oct. 31.
Rumsey joined Cummins in 2000. On July 1, 2014, she succeeded Steve Charlton as the engineering leader of the Engine Business Unit.
“I am honored for the opportunity to continue John Wall’s legacy of innovation leadership at Cummins,” Rumsey said.