COLUMBUS, Ind. — Cummins Inc. announced that three leaders were named vice presidents, effective March 1 – Jane Beaman, Andreas Lippert and José Samperio.
“These three leaders have roles critical to advancing our strategy, ensuring we deliver on our commitments to our customers – including helping them navigate the energy transition – and innovating critical technologies,” said Jennifer Rumsey, Cummins president and CEO. “Jane, Andreas and José are experts in their fields and hold strategically important roles to Cummins’ long-term success. All three excel at modeling our leadership behaviors and building diverse, high-performing teams. I am delighted to add their talent and expertise to our leadership group.”
With this promotion, Beaman will assume a broader role as Vice President and General Manager leading Global Bus Business in addition to the Pickup Business.
Beaman will become the primary liaison for the Engine Business and New Power for this global market. Beaman has led the Pickup Business for the last two years, along with roles in Warranty, Quality, Pricing, VPI Marketing, Account Management and General Management. Before leading the Pickup Business, she successfully ran Cummins’ Navistar business.
With a strong passion for mentoring and diversity, she serves as a mentor to executives of Girls Inc. as part of Cummins Powers Women, as well as mentors a Cummins Black Network circle. Additionally, she is a sponsor for the Social Justice workstream for Cummins Advocating for Racial Equity (CARE) and serves on the board of the Women’s Fund for Central Indiana.
Andreas Lippert is being promoted to Vice President – New Power Engineering. Lippert joined Cummins in 2020 to lead the Growth Office within Corporate Strategy. Prior to joining Cummins, Lippert was the Chief Technical Officer for the INNIO group.
Throughout his career, Lippert has also held leadership roles at General Motors (GM) and General Electric (GE). At GM, he spearheaded advancing engine technologies through simulation-based development, and the corporate energy strategy to shape the future propulsion portfolio. At GE, he advanced from the corporate research center in Munich, Germany, to the GE Energy division, and held various global engineering leadership roles in GE’s Distributed Power, during a time with significant new product introductions and strong growth. Lippert has led product management and marketing for both Jenbacher and Waukesha product families and was a key member of the executive team in the $3.2B sale and carve-out process from GE in 2018.
His life and career have taken him across the globe, from Africa and Europe to most recently the United States and relocating from Munich, Germany to Indianapolis. While in Munich, Lippert led a non-profit organization, which included the welcome and support of refugees arriving from Ukraine and the Middle East.
Samperio has been named Vice President and General Manager – North America On-Highway, one of Cummins’ largest revenue driving markets.
Born and raised in Mexico City, Mexico, Samperio immigrated to the United States when he was 19 years old to pursue an engineering degree. He has been with Cummins for 20 years, holding influential roles in engineering, service, strategy and sales. He has significant global experience, having spent time in Beijing, China, as a leader launching new products and a role as General Manager for Cummins’ Power Systems business in Latin America located in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Samperio also served as the Engine Business Strategy Leader where he was instrumental in helping craft the long-term vision for Cummins’ powertrain business, with a heavy focus on technology roadmaps.
Prior to his new role, Samperio was the Executive Director – Sales for our On-Highway Business in North and South America.
Samperio is deeply committed to the success of his community in Indianapolis, serving on non-profit and cultural boards including the Indiana Sports Corp, the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art and the Parish Council at Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Parish. He also serves as an advisor to the Exodus Refugee Center.