JENNIFER RUMSEY SAYS SHE ACHIEVED HER DREAM JOB WHEN SHE BECAME CUMMINS' VICE PRESIDENT - CHIEF TECHNICAL OFFICER IN 2015.
Today, she leads the company’s global technical organization, responsible for research and engineering across Cummins’ four business units.
After obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Rumsey initially worked at a fuel processing and fuel cell start-up company. Her early career focused on control systems and system engineering.
In 2000, she moved to Cummins and has worked in a variety of engineering roles across the company’s Engine and Components business units, including advanced technology development, new product development and current product engineering.
Here’s what she has to say about her new job, her predecessor and why she chose to build a career at Cummins:
Q. WHAT IS IT LIKE TO FILL THE ROLE OF YOUR MENTOR AND FRIEND, JOHN WALL?
A: “John Wall had a major role in transforming Cummins products and emission technology in our industry. I intend to build on his legacy and develop that next generation of breakthrough innovations. We are focused on creating an environment where our global technical organization can work together to solve some of the world’s biggest challenges.”