COLUMBUS, Ind. – Cummins announced today that well-known vice-president and chief technical officer, Steve Charlton will be retiring on July 1.
Charlton joined Cummins in 1993 as the director of advanced engineering. In 1999, he became the executive director of research and then the executive director of advanced engineering in 2001. He was appointed the position he holds today in 2010.
“In his more than 20 years with the company, Steve has provided invaluable technical expertise and leadership,” said Rich Freeland, president, engine business and vice-president, Cummins. “He has left a profound mark on our company, and his contributions will always be valued and remembered.”
To fill Charlton’s shoes as v.p. is Jennifer Rumsey. She joined Cummins in 2000 and her plan is to focus on new opportunities for growth and the development of existing platforms.
“Jennifer brings tremendous expertise, and has successfully worked across business units and regional boundaries, and she will no doubt continue to be successful in this role,” said Freeland. “Jennifer’s ability to deliver innovative products fit for different global markets that our customers depend on will be critical to the continued success of the Engine Business and Cummins as a whole.”