News Release

Jim Fier Named Vice President – Engineering, Heavy-Duty, Mid-Range and Light-Duty (HMLD) Engine Business

Columbus, Indiana – Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) announced that Jim Fier has been named Vice President – Engineering, Heavy-Duty, Mid-Range and Light-Duty (HMLD) Engine Business, effective April 1.


“Jim is an accomplished engineering leader with one of the broadest experience bases in the engineering organization,” said Srikanth Padmanabhan, Vice President, HMLD Business, Cummins Inc. “His exceptional experience and commitment to Cummins will continue to serve him well as he help propels our company forward.”


Fier began his career with Cummins in 1986 as a Service Engineer and over the course of his career he has held various roles including Executive Engineer – HMLD On-Highway, World Wide Chief Engineer, Technical Project Leader and Program Leader and currently serves as Executive Director – HMLD Engineering. In his current role, Fier has led all new product development and current product support of Cummins 2.8 to 15 liter on and off-highway products for the global market.


Fier earned an agricultural engineering degree from North Dakota State University in 1986. He is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt and a graduate of the Bosch/Carnegie Mellon international project management training program.


Fier resides in Columbus, Indiana with his wife, M’Liss, and their three children.


About Cummins Inc.

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 54,600 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 $1.65 billion on sales of $19.2 billion in 2014. Press releases can be found on the Web at or Follow Cummins on Twitter at and on YouTube at



Jon Mills

Director, External Communications