Cummins Inc. has expanded its leadership team.
Rich Freeland will assume the role of president and chief operating officer for Cummins, reporting to Tom Linebarger, who will remain chairman and CEO. In his new role, Freeland will focus on the company's daily operations to ensure that we meet our financial, customer and operating commitments.
Freeland has been the engine business president for Cummins since 2010 overseeing development, manufacturing, marketing and sales for the company's largest business unit.
"Rich has a deep understanding of Cummins' business, people, customers and markets, which will be invaluable in his new role," Linebarger said. "As someone who has been with Cummins since 1979 and has successfully led three of our four business units over the years, Rich knows what it takes to be dependable every time for our customers across the globe."
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. In that role, Crompton led the integration of the heavy, medium and light duty engine businesses into one global organization for the first time at Cummins and helped this area realize operational efficiency, cost reduction and financial performance.
"During both good and challenging economic times, Dave has successfully developed and led teams that continuously improved the products, processes and services that our customers depend on for their success," Linebarger said. "Dave has helped our engine business expand global partnerships, improve quality and navigate through some of the most strategic and economic challenges our company has faced. Dave is an outstanding choice to lead our largest business unit profitably and sustainably into the future."