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Cummins today announced that it has named Rich Freeland president and chief operating officer of the company.
Freeland will focus on the company’s daily operations and report to company chairman and Chief Executive Officer Tom Linebarger.
Freeman is a veteran at Cummins having joined the company in 1979. Prior to his selection as company president, Freeland served as the engine business president at Cummins since 2010. The engine division is the company’s largest and in his time leading it, Freeman oversaw revenue growth from $6.4 billion to more than $10 billion in 2013 as well as a record number of new product releases.
Before leading the engine division, Freeman was president of components. He attended Purdue University where he graduate with a bachelor of science in industrial management.
Cummins also announced that it has selected another Cummins veteran, Dave Crompton, to succeed Freeland as president of the engine division. Crompton has held a variety of roles at the company
in his more than 25 years there. Before becoming engine division president, Crompton led the Heavy Duty MidRange and Light Duty segment of the Engine Business. In that time, he oversaw the integration of heavy duty, medium and light duty engine businesses into the single segment it is today.
Crompton also oversaw Cummins’s relationship with Komatsu, the company’s largest off-highway partner, as well as leading Cummins’s Chrysler Business for several years before becoming an officer for the company for the first time in 2006.
Crompton graduated with a bachelor of arts from Williams College and earned a masters in business administration from Duke University.