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Cummins Moves Company Vets to Key Engine Biz Roles

COLUMBUS, IN. — Cummins has appointed two company veterans to take the helm of key business operations within the Engine Business, the company announced today.

Ed Pence will be taking over Cummins High Horsepower Business and Dave Crompton will lead the Heavy Duty, MidRange and Light Duty Worldwide Product Businesses.

Pence has been with Cummins since 1981, first in Purchasing, then later working for several years in the Australian Mining, Marine and Power Generation markets. He'll be leaving his role as Vice President and General Manager, Heavy Duty Engine Business, a position he's held since 2005.

“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. “Ed Pence has a long history of delivering excellent results," Freeland added, citing Pence's strength with new and existing customers.

Crompton's Heavy Duty, MidRange and Light Duty Worldwide Product Businesses are being combined into one single global operating entity within the Engine Business, Cummins noted. That move is an effort to better align themselves with global partners, the industry in general. It should also help meet the needs of customers and stakeholders, Cummins explained.

“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.”

Twenty-five-year Cummins vet Crompton was most recently vice president and general manager for MidRange. He held that role for seven years, where, Cummins noted, he led the business through its highest investment cycle in new products and capacity expansion, on top of establishing new business segments and several new partnerships.

Both appointments are effective Feb. 1.

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