Cummins executive Lisa Yoder loses cancer battle at 53

COLUMBUS, Ind. — One of the top executives of Columbus-based Fortune 200 company Cummins Inc. died Monday night after an eight-year battle with cancer.

Lisa Yoder, 53, a Brown County resident, was the global supply chain vice president and one of 18 members of the company’s leadership team.

Cummins Chairman and CEO Tom Linebarger sent an email to company employees Tuesday announcing her death, and noted that she died at home with her husband and mother present.

Yoder was responsible for supply chain operations as well as purchasing, corporate quality, corporate manufacturing, logistics, warehouse, transportation, trade compliance, environmental management and health and safety for Cummins locations around the world, according to her Cummins biography. In addition to her role leading the Supply Chain organization, Yoder also sponsored Cummins’ Environmental Challenge, a program that leverages the skills and interests of employees to generate environmental benefits for communities around the world, according to the Cummins website.

Funeral arrangements for Yoder are not yet complete, but calling hours have been set for 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Bond-Mitchell Funeral Home, Nashville.

Details will be updated online and in Thursday’s print edition of The Republic