Cummins Names Rich Freeland To Assume The Role Of COO
(dpa-AFX International Compact Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - Cummins Inc. (CMI) announced that as a part of a new expanded structure, Rich Freeland will assume the role of President and Chief Operating Officer or COO for Cummins, reporting to Tom Linebarger, who will remain Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
Commenting on his new role, Cummins said Freeland will focus on the company's daily operations to ensure that it meets the financial, customer and operating commitments.
The company stated that Freeland has been the Engine Business President for Cummins since 2010 overseeing development, manufacturing, marketing and sales for the company's largest business unit. Prior to taking the role of President of the Engine Business, Freeland was President of Components for Cummins.
Dave Crompton will succeed Freeland as President of the Engine Business. For more than 25 years, Crompton has been a major force driving transformation and growth in the Engine Business through a variety of roles he has held in the business. Most recently, Crompton led the Heavy Duty MidRange and Light Duty segment of the Engine Business, Cummins said.
As head of the Heavy Duty, Medium and Light Duty business, Crompton successfully led the integration of all three areas of the engine business into one seamless, global organization for the first time at Cummins and through strong execution helped this area realize strong operational efficiency, cost reduction and financial performance.
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