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[July 15, 2014]

Cummins Names New Members to Executive Team [Professional Services Close - Up]

(Professional Services Close - Up Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Cummins said it has made a number of executive changes to build upon the Company's performance and position Cummins for future changes.

"Today Cummins is in a terrific position with our leadership in technologies, unmatched global presence and global partnerships that help our customers succeed wherever they operate," said Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Tom Linebarger. "As we continue to grow profitably around the world, we want to have a leadership team capable of meeting our demanding short term targets every day, while making the right long term strategic investments necessary to sustain future profitable growth. We want to be able to do these two things well on a global basis and during volatile economic conditions." According to a release from the company, Rich Freeland will assume the role of President and Chief Operating Officer for Cummins, reporting to Tom Linebarger, who will remain Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. In his new role, Freeland will focus on the company's daily operations to ensure that we meet our financial, customer and operating commitments.

"Rich has a deep understanding of Cummins' business, people, customers, and markets, which will be invaluable in his new role," said Linebarger. "As someone who has been with Cummins since 1979, and has successfully led three of our four business units over the years, Rich knows what it takes to be dependable every time for our customers across the globe." Cummins said Dave Crompton will succeed Freeland as President of the Engine Business. For more than 25 years, Crompton has focused on transformation and growth in the Engine Business through a variety of roles he has held in the business.

"During both good and challenging economic times, Dave has successfully developed and led teams that continuously improved the products, processes and services that our customers depend on for their success," said Linebarger. "Dave has helped our engine business expand global partnerships, improve quality and navigate through some of the most strategic and economic challenges our Company has faced. Dave is an outstanding choice to lead our largest business unit profitably and sustainably into the future." Cummins is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service diesel and natural gas engines and related technologies.

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