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Cummins and CEO Tim Solso '69 at Leading Edge of Creating Environmentally Friendlier Engines

September 3, 2007

tim solso.jpgSeptember 3, 2007, Greencastle, Ind. - "Cummins Inc. is getting a lot of mileage out of light-duty diesel engines that meet or exceed current, even future, emissions standards," reports Bloomberg of the firm led by Tim Solso, a 1969 graduate of DePauw University. In addition to manufacturing engines, Cummins is a supplier of components such as catalytic exhaust systems and diesel-particulate filters.

"More of our products are being used in each engine sale, not just on Cummins engines," Solso, chief executive officer of the company and a member of DePauw's Board of Trustees, is quoted in the article.

Candice Zachariahs writes, "The Columbus, Indiana-based company has developed a less- polluting pickup truck engine, three years ahead of a U.S. deadline for tougher exhaust standards. It's also entering the market for light commercial vehicles with an agreement to supply cummins 2.gifChrysler LLC with engines for its Dodge Ram 1500 pickup. Cummins's breakthrough positions the company to more than double its sales in China to $3.3 billion by 2010, extending its market lead as tighter emissions regulations fuel the need for environmentally friendly vehicles."

Read the complete text at Bloomberg.com.

Next month, Tim Solso will be honored as the 2007 recipient of the Six Sigma CEO of the Year Award. On June 27, Solso received the International Executive of the Year award from the Academy of International Business (AIB). Sixteen days earlier, he was presented with the 2007 American Business Award for "Best Chairman."

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