Cummins Announces New Senior Appointments

December 29, 2002 by Jeff Shepard

Cummins Inc. (Columbus, IN) announced the appointments of senior staff to key positions within the company. The changes will take effect February 1, 2003, with a continued transition for a period thereafter.

Jean Blackwell, Vice President, Cummins Business Services, will assume the responsibilities of Chief Financial Officer and Chief of Staff. Tom Linebarger, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since 2000, will become President of the Cummins Power Generation Business, succeeding Jack Edwards, who will retire in June after a 30-year career with the company. Susan Carter, Cummins Vice President and Controller, will become Vice President of Finance and Chief Accounting Officer, responsible for control, auditing, tax and risk management functions, as well as various finance groups serving the Cummins administrative areas.

"In the Cummins tradition of providing broad experiences for our talented people, we are pleased to offer these outstanding executives new and exciting opportunities," said Tim Solso, Cummins Chairman and CEO. "While these are challenging positions, we are confident that all three have the background and expertise to make seamless transitions."