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Tom Linebarger


Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Cummins Inc.

Hydrogen Launch - Monday, May 2


Tom Linebarger is chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Cummins Inc., a global technology leader with a broad portfolio of power solutions.In this role, he oversees the strategic direction and growth initiatives of the 102-year old, Indiana-based company. Cummins is the world’s largest independent manufacturer of engines and related technologies; and a provider of global service and support in 190 countries across a network of approximately 9,000 distributor and dealer locations.

Tom became chairman and CEO in January 2012. Before that, he served as president and COO from 2008 to 2011, executive vice president and president, Power Generation Business from 2003 to 2008, vice president and chief financial officer from 2000 to 2003, and vice president, supply chain management from 1998 to 2000. Tom was initially attracted to Cummins’ purpose-driven approach to business. That was  reinforced during a summer internship at the Cummins MidRange Engine plant in Walesboro, Indiana. He liked the values, the people, and the business challenges he found at Cummins and decided to join full time in February 1993. Prior to Cummins, Tom was an investment analyst and investment manager at Prudential Investment Corporation, working in both Singapore and Hong Kong.

In addition to his work at Cummins, Tom is actively involved with several global and local organizations. He has been a member of the board of directors of Harley Davidson since 2008. He is a member of the Business Roundtable (BRT), an association of chief executive officers of America’s leading companies working with government officials on crafting legislation impacting American businesses. In 2020, Tom was appointed as the chair of the U.S.-China Business Council. In 2021, Tom was appointed as chair of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP), co-chair of the Global Hydrogen Council and joined the CEO Climate Dialogue Group.

Tom grew up in California and in 1986 received joint undergraduate degrees in management engineering from Claremont McKenna College and mechanical engineering from Stanford University. He later returned to Stanford University to earn an MS in manufacturing systems from the School of Engineering and an MBA from the Graduate School of Business in 1993.