January 12, 2013
Cummins Inc. appointed two long-time Cummins Engine Business leaders to run key business operations within the Engine Business.Effective Feb. 1, Ed Pence will lead the Cummins High Horsepower Business and Dave Crompton will lead the Heavy Duty, MidRange and Light Duty Worldwide Product Businesses, which are being combined into one single global operating entity within the Engine Business. Pence will be replacing Mark Levett, who will take on a new role at Cummins as vice president of corporate responsibility and community relations and CEO of the Cummins Foundation.The High Horsepower Business is one of our fastest-growing and profitable businesses and it is crucial to our Engine Business future, and because of that, the next leader must be a capable leader with proven results, said Rich Freeland, president of the Engine Business and vice president of Cummins Inc. Pence joined Cummins in 1981 in Purchasing and has held a variety of key positions, working with On and Off-Highway OEMs and end use customers, including several years in the Australian Mining, Marine and Power Generation markets. Since 2005, he has served as the vice president and general manager of the Heavy Duty Engine Business.Also effective Feb. 1, Crompton will assume leadership of the Heavy Duty, MidRange and Light Duty Worldwide Product Businesses, which are being combined to create better alignment with global partners, the industry in general, and to best meet the needs of customers and other stakeholders, Cummins says.Dave Crompton is an experienced leader with the proven capability to not only operate large complex businesses, but also drive transformative change and accelerate growth, Freeland said. He has done an outstanding job leading teams to success and will be a major driver in leading the team to success into the future.In his seven years as vice president and general manager for MidRange, Crompton led the business through the highest investment cycle in new products and capacity expansion and also established new business segments and several new partnerships for Cummins, according to the company. Crompton has been with Cummins for 25 years and has worked in the Engine Business for nearly his entire career.