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Cummins announces two appointments to engine business

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COLUMBUS, Ind. -- Cummins has announced two appointments under its engine business branch. Effective Feb. 1, Ed Pence will lead the Cummins high horsepower business and Dave Crompton will lead the heavy-duty, mid-range 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. “Ed Pence has a long history of delivering excellent results and has demonstrated over the years the strong ability to successfully work with existing and new customers to drive this crucial business forward into the future.”

Pence joined Cummins’ purchasing department in 1981 and has held a variety of 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 Cummins’ heavy-duty engine business.

Also effective Feb. 1, Crompton will assume leadership of the heavy-duty, mid-range and light-duty worldwide product businesses.

“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 mid-range, 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. Crompton has been with Cummins for 25 years and has worked in the engine business for nearly his entire career. He has held roles in sales and marketing, strategy and planning, and supply chain management. Crompton has also served as a general manager for many core market segments within Cummins such as Komatsu, the Chrysler business and other key segments.

“With the strong leadership of Ed Pence and Dave Crompton in their new roles, along with the talented and committed global employees that comprise the Cummins engine business, I am confident of our long-term success,” Freeland said.

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