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Season 4

“CEO Goals” with Tom Linebarger, Executive Chairman of Cummins Inc.

June 28, 2023


The team sits down with Tom Linebarger to discuss his epic career and the Cummins hydrogen strategy. Edifying for sure, but still left the hosts in awe of how such a management giant could be so damn nice. 

About Tom Linebarger:

Tom assumed the role of Executive Chairman of Cummins Inc. in August 2022. Previously, Tom served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for 10 years. Before that, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer 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 of Supply Chain Management from 1998 to 2000.

Tom was initially attracted to the Cummins purpose-driven approach to business. He liked the values, the people and the business challenges he found at Cummins and decided to join 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 2021, Tom was appointed Chair of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) and Co-Chair of the Global Hydrogen Council. 

Tom grew up in California and 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 a master’s degree in manufacturing systems from the School of Engineering and a master’s degree from the Graduate School of Business.