WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 28, 2016--
Today, Dr. John C. Wall, former Vice President and Chief Technical
Officer at Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI), will receive the Thomas W. Zosel
Individual Achievement Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) at a ceremony for the 2016 Clean Air Excellence Awards.
“It’s hard to overstate John’s impact on our company, our industry and
the environment. In addition to shaping emissions technology, he also
helped shape emissions policy around the world,” said Jennifer Rumsey,
Vice President and Chief Technical Officer at Cummins. “John was a
mentor to me and so many others at Cummins, and his work continues to
inspire countless engineers and their future innovations.”
An advocate for tough, clear, and enforceable regulations worldwide, Dr.
Wall is receiving the Thomas W. Zosel Individual Achievement Award for a
career spent reducing commercial engine emissions. Among his
accomplishments, Dr. Wall was involved in the development and
implementation of technology leading to near-zero levels of emission of
particulate matter and nitrogen oxide from both on and off-highway
heavy-duty engines. He played a significant role in breakthrough clean
air technologies including electronic high pressure fuel systems, cooled
exhaust gas recirculation, wall-flow diesel particulate filters,
selective catalytic reduction and more during his career. A champion of
alternative fuel technology development, he has promoted the future
development of renewable fuels, fuel cells and other advancements to
help the world meet its energy and environmental challenges.
Working with the industry and the EPA, Dr. Wall played a key role in
advancing the landmark 2010 emissions standards, and he worked firsthand
with EPA and multiple other stakeholders to establish the first
commercial vehicle greenhouse gas and fuel consumption standards.
Dr. Wall has been a trusted advisor and advocate for clean air programs
and has worked to teach the world about EPA’s standards. He was a
recipient of the 2014 Haagen-Smit Clean Air Award from the California
Air Resources Board and was elected into membership of the National
Academy of Engineering in 2010 for leadership and management of
research, design, development, and production of low-emission,
fuel-efficient, heavy-duty diesel engines.
Since retiring in 2015 as Chief Technical Officer for Cummins Inc., Dr.
Wall has remained active in the areas of environmental and energy
technology and policy. He serves as a technical advisor for the Joint
BioEnergy Institute, a DOE Energy Hub, and as an advisor for Cyclotron
Road, an energy technology incubator at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. He
is also a member of the National Research Council Board on Energy and
Environmental Systems and is active on various National Academy of
The Clean Air Excellence awards program was established in 2000, and
recognizes individuals that serve as pioneers in their fields, advance
public understanding of air pollution and improve air quality. Entries
are judged by the EPA and the Clean Air Advisory Committee, and winners
will be recognized later today at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.
These Awards are given to state, local, tribal, and private sector
programs that educate the public in improving air quality or reducing
harmful air pollutants or greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to
More information on Dr. Wall and the other award winners: https://www.epa.gov/caaac/clean-air-excellence-awards.
Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary
business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service diesel
and natural gas engines and related technologies, including fuel
systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and
electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana,
(USA) Cummins currently employs approximately 55,000 people worldwide
and serves customers in approximately 190 countries and territories
through a network of approximately 600 company-owned and independent
distributor locations and approximately 7,200 dealer locations. Cummins
earned $1.4 billion on sales of $19.1 billion in 2015. Press releases
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