Cummins Inc. last week announced that Lori Thompson has been named vice president – Truck and Bus OEM Business, and Lori Cobb has been named vice president – North and Central America Distribution. The promotions are effective Nov. 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.
During her tenure, Thompson has led the company’s logistics and ReCon remanufacturing operations in Memphis, Tenn., and held management roles at company operations in Mexico and Belgium.
“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, president – Engine Business. “Her breadth of experience, perspective and vision for the business, have served us well during a difficult period, and will continue to do so in the future.”
Lori 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 America distribution network and operations since 2005 and Cummins’ Central America distribution network since 2008, where she has overseen 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, president – Distribution Business.
Cobb began her Cummins career with the former Cummins Separation Technologies business as controller. She also held roles in HR and Finance in Cummins Filtration, the Engine Business and the corporate group before joining the DBU.
Headquartered in Columbus, Ind., Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems.