Cummins Leader in the UK Honored by Queen
A CUMMINS LEADER HAS BEEN GIVEN ONE OF THE HIGHEST HONORS THAT CAN BE BESTOWED UPON A BRITISH CITIZEN BY THE QUEEN...
...acting on a recommendation by the Prime Minister.
John Iain Barrowman, Vice President – High Horsepower Operations and a Senior Director of Cummins Ltd., was named a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 2016 in recognition of his contribution to British industry.
He will be honored along with other MBEs at Buckingham Palace.
“I am extremely honored to receive the MBE, and also very proud to accept this recognition on behalf of everyone working at Cummins in the United Kingdom,” Barrowman said.
The Member of the Order of the British Empire is awarded in recognition of significant achievement or outstanding service to the community. The nomination process takes 12 to 18 months and is reviewed by the government’s Head of Civil Service and Main Honours Committee before it is forwarded to the Prime Minister and then to the Queen.
The award, which dates back nearly 100 years, has been presented to actors, athletes, musicians, business leaders and many others.
Barrowman has overseen the development of the company’s UK operations into a world-class center of manufacturing excellence. He also led initiatives to introduce a safer, more comfortable, more diverse working environment and has played a key role in driving initiatives to reduce the company’s carbon footprint and increase waste recycling at Cummins facilities.
Beginning in 1987 as a plant manager with Cummins and over his nearly 30-year career with the company, Barrowman has taken on increasingly important roles, currently serving as Vice President of the company’s worldwide manufacturing operations for High Horsepower Engines based at the Daventry Engine Plant in the United Kingdom.