Cummins Inc. has announced Melina Kennedy has been named executive director — pickup business.
Regina Barringer will succeed Kennedy as general manager in global rail and defense.
In 2017, more than 150,000 engines rolled off the lines at manufacturing plants in Columbus in support of the pickup market. Cummins also enjoys a strong partnership with Nissan, which launched the Titan XD in 2015, according to a statement.
In her new role, Kennedy will manage those products and partnerships and serve as a leadership team member.
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Kennedy joined Cummins in 2012, serving most recently as general manager of the global rail and defense businesses. Under her leadership, both businesses have significantly grown, with the rail business seeing over 90 percent growth in revenues. In defense, Cummins was recently awarded a $250 million dollar contract with the U.S. government to supply V903 engines for military vehicles.
Barringer joined the rail and defense team in 2017 as the director of operations after serving as the account director for Komatsu mining business. She started her career with Cummins in 2000 at the Seymour Engine Plant where she worked with both rail and defense application engines, including managing casting and component supplier relationships and working with machining lines.