Cummins names Thompson, Cobb to veep posts

Cummins Inc. has announced that Lori Thompson has been named vp – Truck and Bus OEM Business, and Lori Cobb has been named vp – North and Central American Distribution. The promotions are effective November 1 and both become corporate Officers at that time

Cummins Inc. has announced that Lori Thompson has been named vp – Truck and Bus OEM Business, and Lori Cobb has been named vp – North and Central American Distribution. The promotions are effective November 1 and both become corporate Officers at that time.

Thompson currently serves as executive director –Truck and Bus OEM Business. She joined Cummins in 1979 and has spent her entire career in the Engine Business, where she has held marketing, operations and plant management roles. She moved into her current role leading Cummins’ OEM sales in the North American truck and bus markets last year, after serving as gm of the– Global Parts Business for the four previous years.

“Lori’s deep knowledge of the engine business and our customers have been invaluable since she took over leadership of the Heavy Duty and Medium Duty Commercial Vehicle OEM Business during the deepest recession in decades,” said Jim Kelly, Engine Business president. “Her breadth of experience, perspective and vision for the business, have served us well during a difficult period, will continue to do so in the future.”

Cobb, who joined Cummins in 1991, currently serves as executive director - North and Central America Distribution. Cobb has been a member of the Distribution Business Unit since 2002 when she was named Director – Distribution Strategy. She has led the company’s North American Distribution network and operations since 2005 and its Central American Distribution network since 2008, where she oversaw significant profitable growth in those businesses.

“Lori’s commitment to customer service, her ability to work effectively with our Distributor principals and other stakeholders, her diverse skills and her strong financial background have been instrumental in the growth and success of our distribution business in this region,” said Pamela Carter, Distribution Business president.

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