COLUMBUS, Ind. – Highlighted by Amy Davis assuming leadership of both the Accelera and Components business segments, Cummins announced several changes to the Cummins Leadership Team. Davis is now serving as Vice President and President – Accelera and Components, effective Nov. 1.
“I am thrilled to have Amy lead both the Components and Accelera business segments,” said Jennifer Rumsey, chair and CEO, Cummins Inc. “When we launched our Destination Zero strategy in 2022, we emphasized that we will win with the knowledge and capabilities we have as an incumbent, while balancing that with the agility of a startup. Unified under one leader, Accelera and Components will continue operating as independent segments, but we will bring together two experienced and capable teams of general managers to continue leading them forward. Amy has the skills and experience to continue the momentum and growth of both businesses, and I am confident in the future of both under her leadership.”
The Accelera and Components businesses will build off the strength of Cummins’ incumbency, while ensuring the businesses seize opportunities to grow, improve performance and transform their portfolios over the course of the energy transition. Together, the company can leverage customer relationships and partnership opportunities across the energy transition while unlocking the capabilities and technologies that exist across the two portfolios of businesses.
Davis has led the Accelera business since 2020 and has a strong track record of growing and evolving the businesses she leads, while leaning on existing skills and investing in the growth and development of her workforce. In Accelera, Davis led the acquisition and integration of several key businesses, growing annual revenues more than 400% and increasing electrolyzer order backlog tenfold. Davis also is very familiar with the Components business, having served as Vice President of the Cummins Filtration business prior to her current role, where she achieved record revenues and profits.
Davis joined Cummins in 1994 and has held numerous roles. Prior to her role in the Filtration Business, she served as President of the Cummins Northeast distributor, where she oversaw significant revenues and profit increases. She has also served in other roles at Cummins, including General Manager of the European Bus Business; Marketing Communications for the Engine segment; leader of Market Strategy, Planning and Customer Support Excellence in global engine markets; and Executive Director of the Medium Truck and Bus Business.
In other moves, Cummins has elevated three people to leadership positions. These appointments are effective Jan. 1, 2024, according to a release.
“Destination Zero is Cummins’ strategy for decarbonization of our products and is a growth opportunity for us. With our broad portfolio of innovative products, strong partnership with and understanding of our customers and their applications, unrivaled global scale and footprint, and talented people, Cummins is best positioned to win and lead through the energy transition,” said Rumsey. “We have strong and capable leaders who are driving this work for Cummins, and I am proud to announce several promotions on my leadership team to continue capturing the opportunities ahead of us and successfully navigate our exciting and changing future.”
Srikanth Padmanabhan – Executive Vice President and President, Operations
Srikanth Padmanabhan – currently Vice President and President, Engine Business – will take on the newly created role of Executive Vice President and President, Operations. In this role, Padmanabhan will lead important work that will define and drive improvements in how Cummins operates as a company through the energy transition, while leading critical areas of its business operations and regions, as well as ensuring the success of operational priorities. All Cummins Business Segments will continue reporting to Rumsey in this new structure.
Throughout his more than 30 years at Cummins, Padmanabhan has consistently pushed the boundaries of customer-focused innovation to position Cummins as the leading powertrain supplier of choice in the transition to a net zero future. Srikanth is passionate about the intersection of markets and products, innovation and quality, while being a champion of diversity and local community engagement. His career has taken him around the globe, living and working in India, the United States, Mexico and the United Kingdom while holding Engine Business leadership roles in the heavy-duty, midrange and light-duty markets, Cummins Emissions Solutions, Cummins Generator Technologies, Cummins Filtration and Cummins Fuel Systems.
“Srikanth’s extensive business and operations leadership experience, paired with this results-oriented and employee engagement mindset, make him the perfect choice to help lead this important work for the next phase of Cummins,” said Rumsey.
Brett Merritt – Vice President and President, Engine Business
Brett Merritt – currently Vice President of On-Highway Engine Business and Strategic Customer Relations – will assume the role of Vice President and President – Engine Business, succeeding Padmanabhan when he takes his new role. Merritt has spent more than 25 years in the automotive and commercial vehicle industry and more than 14 years at Cummins – the past 11 spent leading and growing the On-Highway business from 800,000 engines in 2012 to 1.2 million last year.
Merritt joined Cummins in 2009 as On-Highway sales director for Cummins Emissions Solutions (CES) and later as general manager of CES North America. He joined the Engine Business in the global medium duty on-highway business in 2012 and soon after transitioned to overseeing the entire on-highway business.
“Brett is an experienced business leader and trusted advisor and partner to many of our key customers, which is why I asked him to take on an expanded role earlier this year overseeing strategic customer relations across the company,” said Rumsey. “I am excited for Brett to assume leadership of this segment.”
Bonnie Fetch – Vice President and President, Distribution Segment
Bonnie Fetch – currently Vice President of Global Supply Chain – will assume the role of Vice President and President – Distribution Business, succeeding Tony Satterthwaite, who has been serving as the Distribution Leader since September. Fetch, who previously led supply chain for DBU, has led the Cummins global supply chain and manufacturing organization, including Cummins’ New and Recon Parts business, since early 2022, where she led her team in navigating the many complex supply chain challenges as well as improving operational and functional performance.
Fetch joined Cummins in 2018 and has consistently taken on additional responsibilities across Supply Chain. Prior to Cummins, Fetch spent 20 years at Caterpillar, where she held a broad range of leadership roles in general management, supply chain and human resources, including leading Caterpillar’s global aftermarket parts distribution organization where she enabled new capabilities, improved cost structure and reached record sales.
“Bonnie’s more-than-30 years of supply chain, business and HR leadership make her uniquely qualified for this role, and I’m thrilled for her to leverage her existing DBU and aftermarket expertise to run this segment,” said Rumsey.