Cummins Inc. announced that Rob Neitzke will become executive director of Cummins’ On-Highway North American Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Business. Neitzke’ s new responsibilities previously fell under Jeff Caldwell, executive director of OEM and Pickup Business. Caldwell is moving to a role ensuring the successful launch of new North American products, Cummins said.
Prior to his new post, Neitzke led the Cummins Westport joint venture for two years. Cummins Westport designs, builds and sells natural gas engines. Earlier, he led the Cummins engine business for the Construction market and was part of the first class of Six Sigma Black Belts at the company.
“Rob brings more than two decades of engineering and leadership experience at Cummins, and a track record of success in everything he’s done,” said Brett Merritt, executive director of the company’s On-Highway Business. “I know he’ll bring the same successful approach and focus to this critically important segment of our On-Highway Business.”