Cummins Announces New Leadership Appointments

"The world is rapidly changing and we need strong leaders who excel at both strategy and execution to ensure our company, employees and communities can continue to thrive,” said CEO Tom Linebarger.

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Cummins Inc. has announced several changes to leadership roles at the company. 

On Feb. 11, it announced Tony Satterthwaite was named Vice Chairman and Jennifer Rumsey will succeed him as President and Chief Operating Officer effective March 1.

"I am thrilled to have Tony join the Chairman's office and confident he's the right leader for this role, given the significant opportunities in front of us," said Tom Linebarger, Chairman and CEO, Cummins Inc., in the press release announcing the new leadership appointments. "Tony understands our business at all levels and has a truly global view, having lived for extensive periods in Asia, Europe, and the U.S. He's a well-respected leader, strategist, mentor and thinker and an asset to our company."

Satterthwaite joined Cummins in 1988. During his career with the company he has held several leadership positions across various business areas. Prior to Cummins, Satterthwaite was an engineer with Schlumberger. 

Rumsey began working at Cummins in 2000 and has held various leadership roles, including those in advanced engineering and product development. Prior to Cummins, she worked on fuel cell development with Nuvera Fuel Cells. 

"Jen leads with high integrity and she is a tireless advocate of Cummins' mission and values around the world. From science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) advocacy to the advancement of women to strengthening emissions standards around the world, Jen has dedicated her career to making a positive difference for our employees, customers and the environment," said Linebarger. "I am looking forward to working with her to power a more prosperous world in the years ahead."

Cummins announced another round of leadership changes the next day, as well. "The world is rapidly changing and we need strong leaders who excel at both strategy and execution to ensure our company, employees and communities can continue to thrive,” said Linebarger in the Feb. 12 press announcement. "I am confident this group of leaders will help successfully guide us. Their experiences, unique skills and consistent demonstration of our core values and leadership culture make each of them well-suited to contribute significantly to the future of our company."

These new changes include:

  • Mahesh Narang is being named Vice President & President– Components Segment. Narang brings significant experience to this position, having led two of the Components business units - Cummins Emission Solutions and Cummins Turbo Technologies. Narang has worked at Cummins for almost 20 years in a variety of global roles. He has been a member of the Components leadership team since 2015 and has been integral to its success, focused on maximizing future growth opportunities. Narang is known for his highly analytical, strategic and decisive approach and for his capabilities to lead and develop others.
  • Cary Chenanda is being named Vice President – Cummins Emission Solutions. Chenanda has worked at Cummins for over 20 years with deep experience in the Components Segment and in leading a global business and developing talent. Chenanda previously established and led Cummins Electronics and in 2017, he oversaw the unification of the Cummins Electronics and Cummins Fuel System Businesses into one combined business. Under his leadership, Cummins Electronics and Fuel Systems has achieved record financial results while simultaneously improving quality.
  • Marina Savelli is being appointed Vice President – Cummins Electronics and Fuel Systems. Savelli has been with Cummins for 27 years and has worked in many parts of the company. She is known as a terrific leader and over the course of her career, she has gained a deep and broad understanding of our employees, customers and business. Savelli has held various global finance and business leadership roles in Cummins Filtration, roles in purchasing and for the off-highway business in Cummins Emissions Solutions, and has led the Global Market Insights Group. Most recently, Savelli served on the Distribution Business Segment leadership team as Executive Director – Sales and Service.
  • Mark Osowick is being appointed Vice President – Human Resources. Osowick has been with Cummins for almost 25 years and has led Human Resources Operations since 2014. Osowick has consistently demonstrated commitment to the Company and its employees and he has been engaged in some of the most significant changes Cummins has made, including restructures, acquisitions and repositioning for growth and transformations.
  • John Brockhaus is being named Vice President – Human Resources Operations. Brockhaus has been in the HR organization since joining Cummins in 1997 and has worked in almost every part of the function. He has been deeply involved in initiatives focused on enabling employees to achieve their full potential and how employees experience working at Cummins. Brockhaus is well-regarded as an authentic and approachable leader and a trusted partner for employees and the business.
  • Cathy Buening-Griffin is being named Vice President – Business Transformation. Buening-Griffin has been with Cummins for 30 years. She has a history of solving complex problems has deep experience across different businesses and functions and working across global boundaries. Buening-Griffin most recently served as Vice President – Program leadership, Global VI as a member of the Components leadership team, delivering both the NSVI and BSVI platforms for China and India in 2019 and early 2020.