Jonathan Wood, Vice President of New Power Engineering at Cummins, will succeed Jim Fier as Chief Technical Officer, effective April 1. Fier has decided to retire at the end of March 2023 after a 36-year career with the company. He spent his entire career of 36 years at Cummins, leaving his mark on the company’s products and people. Fier began his Cummins career as a service engineer, then worked in current product support, new product introduction and R&T.

“I am grateful for Jim’s leadership and friendship and his commitment to delivering on our brand promise to our customers, advocacy in building our global technical capability and advancing our diversity, equity and inclusion work,” said Jennifer Rumsey, President and CEO, Cummins Inc. “His legacy at Cummins will be felt for many years to come.”

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Who’s the new Cummins’ Chief Technical Officer

Jonathan Wood, who is based in the United Kingdom, joined Cummins in 1994 as part of the Cummins Turbo Technologies (CTT) Aftermarket and Service team. His more recent roles include, Executive Director, Engineering -Turbo Technologies at CTT, Executive Director, Engineering – Emission Solutions, and Vice President – Components Engineering. Wood is a skilled and collaborative leader and strategic thinker and these attributes led to Cummins’ successful Components business effort to meet Global VI emissions regulations.

“Given the significance of this role,” Rumsey added, “we have been working for quite some time on a thoughtful and planned transition and I am thrilled that Jonathan Wood will assume the CTO role. Jon’s career has been defined by his commitment to technical excellence and his caring leadership approach. His technical leadership experiences in our Components and New Power businesses make him uniquely qualified for this role as we continue to advance our strategy and develop innovative technologies at the right time for our customers and enhance our technical workforce and capabilities.”

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