COLUMBUS, Ind. (Nov. 3, 2014) – Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) has named Melina Kennedy General Manager – Global Rail and Defense businesses. Kennedy will be responsible for strategy and implementation in these two key markets, and will report directly to Ed Pence, Vice President and General Manager – Cummins High-Horsepower Engine Business.

“Melina’s experience creating and delivering global strategies – coupled with her legal and public- service background – make her uniquely qualified to lead these dynamic growth markets. Her leadership experience and proven management abilities are well suited to expanding existing and building new relationships with Cummins partners globally,” said Pence.

Most recently, Kennedy served as Director of Executive Communications, leading the work to help create and deliver global and strategic internal and external communications for the Chief Executive Officer and other senior leaders at Cummins. Prior to joining Cummins, she spent over 15 years practicing law and holding key public-service roles in the state of Indiana.

She received a bachelor of arts in environmental studies and history (1991), a master of science in environmental science (1995) and a juris doctor from Indiana University Bloomington (1995). 

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