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Cummins India promotes Ashwath Ram as ABO leader and Managing Director

Under the new role, he will be leading all business units and functional groups in India including all manufacturing sites and legal entities

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Engine maker Cummins India has appointed Ashwath Ram as company's area business officer (ABO) Leader and MD, effective August 17.

Under the new role he will be leading all business units and functional groups in India including all manufacturing sites and legal entities. “Ashwath’s strong contributions and leadership make us very confident in his ability to steer Cummins India through the next phase of growth and competitive challenges,” said Norbert Nusterer, vice president and president, Cummins Inc.

Ram first joined Cummins in Columbus, Indiana, USA in 1991 and since that time he has led business unit operations as well as key strategic transformations for the Engine Business and Power Systems in India. Most recently, he served as Managing Director of Tata Cummins and EBU India General Manager, overseeing the Cummins joint venture and building relationships with large OEM partners, customers and suppliers.

Ram implemented world-class Six Sigma, VPI and Project Management improvements, and has driven supply chain excellence across global EBU joint ventures.

Ram earned his master’s in business administration (MBA) from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University (USA) and his undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University (USA).

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