COLUMBUS, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 11, 2017--
Today, Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) announced the election of two new
members to its Board of Directors. Karen Quintos, EVP and Chief Customer
Officer, Dell Technologies Inc. and Rich Freeland, President and Chief
Operating Officer, Cummins Inc.
In her role as Chief Customer Officer, Quintos leads a global
organization devoted to customer advocacy. Quintos is responsible for
setting and executing a total customer experience strategy to drive
customer success. As part of this role, she also leads Diversity and
Inclusion, Corporate Responsibility and Entrepreneurship strategy and
While at Dell, Karen has served as senior vice president and Chief
Marketing Officer, vice president of public sector marketing and North
America commercial marketing, and held executive roles in services,
support and supply chain management.
“Karen Quintos is a terrific addition to our Board of Directors as
Cummins enters a new era of growth and success,” said Tom Linebarger,
Chairman and CEO, Cummins Inc. “Quintos’ experience in customer service
and supply chain will be an asset to us in our continued efforts to
deliver world-class sales and support to our customers and create a more
effective and efficient global supply chain.”
Quintos joined Dell in 2000 from Citigroup where she was vice president
of global operations and technology. She also spent 12 years with Merck
in marketing, operations and supply chain leadership positions.
Quintos earned a master's in marketing and international business from
New York University and a Bachelor of Science in supply chain management
from Pennsylvania State University.
Freeland is President and Chief Operating Officer for Cummins Inc.,
overseeing the Company’s daily operations. Freeland joined Cummins in
1979. In his more than 30-year tenure, he has held various roles with
the Company, including Plant Manager of the Diesel ReCon Plant in
Memphis, Tenn.; Plant Manager of the Columbus Engine Plant in Columbus,
Ind.; President of the Distribution Business and President of the
“Rich has a deep understanding of our markets and customers and adding
him to our Board at this pivotal time better positions Cummins for
success,” said Linebarger. “He has a proven track record of delivering
financial results for Cummins, while bringing solutions to our customers
that fuel their success. I am thrilled Rich has been elected to the
Cummins Board of Directors.”
Most recently, Freeland was President of the Engine Business for
Cummins, a position he held from 2010 to 2014. Under his leadership, the
Engine Business realized revenue growth of nearly 40 percent, launched a
record number of new products and created and grew numerous global
partnerships in new and existing markets around the world.
Freeland attended Purdue University and graduated with a Bachelor of
Science in Industrial Management from the Krannert School of Management.
In 1987, he earned an MBA from Indiana University’s Kelley School of
About Cummins Inc.
Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary
business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service diesel
and natural gas engines and related technologies, including fuel
systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and
electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana,
(USA) Cummins currently employs approximately 55,400 people worldwide
and serves customers in approximately 190 countries and territories
through a network of approximately 600 company-owned and independent
distributor locations and approximately 7,400 dealer locations. Cummins
earned $1.39 billion on sales of $17.5 billion in 2016. Press releases
can be found on the Web at www.cummins.com.
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Source: Cummins Inc.
Jon Mills – Director, External Communications,