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Joe Loughrey, President and Chief Operating Office, Cummins, Inc.

November 11, 2008

Joe Loughrey

Joe Loughrey was elected President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company in May 2005. He also serves on the Company's Board of Directors and on the Board of the Cummins Foundation, joined Cummins in 1974. He was named President of the Engine Business in 1999, a position he held until assuming his current role. Prior to that role, he was Chief Technical Officer and Group President - Industrial for the Engine Business from 1996 to 1999.
During Loughrey's career, Cummins - based in Columbus, Indiana - has grown into a Fortune 250 company that serves customers in more than 190 countries and territories through a network of 5,000 distributor and dealer locations. Cummins 38,700 employees generated more than $13 billion in sales in 2007. More than half of those sales were made outside the United States.
He is recognized as a leading proponent of advanced manufacturing, both in Indiana and nationally. He is a member and past Chairman of the Manufacturing Institute, the educational arm of the National Association of Manufacturers, as well as Chairman of Conexus Indiana, an organization dedicated to bringing manufacturing and logistics jobs to Indiana.
He also is a member of the Board of Sauer-Danfoss, Inc. and the Columbus Community Education Coalition. He is Vice Chairman of the Advisory Council for the College of Arts & Letters at the University of Notre Dame and a Senior Advisory Board Member of the Tauber Manufacturing Institute at the University of Michigan.
His honors include being named International Senior Member of AIESEC International; the 1994 Volunteer of the Year for the Association of Retarded Citizens; a recipient of the AIESEC Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998; the Distinguished Alumni Honoree for the Massachusetts Boys' State 60th Anniversary; a member of Irish America 'Business 100' in 2005; a recipient of the Achievement Award for Business by the Ireland Chamber of Commerce in the U. S., 2007; recipient of the 2007 Dick Johnson Leadership Award by the March of Dimes; Indiana Global Business Person of the Year, 2007; Ellis Island Medal of Honor Recipient, 2008 and a Sagamore of the Wabash by Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels in 2008.
Loughrey received a B.S. in Economics and African Studies from the University of Notre Dame in 1971.


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