Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) has named Dr. Lixin Peng Vice President – Engineering, China Area Business Organization (ABO), effective April 1. As Vice President – Engineering, China ABO, Dr. Peng will remain responsible for strategic planning and development of Fit-For-Market (FFM) products, engineering support for our customers and joint venture (JV) partners, functional excellence for Product Environmental Management (PEM), Engineering quality and Value Package Introduction (VPI). In addition, Dr. Peng will be responsible for strategic alignment of the engineering function within and between the Engine Business Unit (EBU), Power Generation Business Unit (PGBU), Distribution Business Unit (DBU) and Components Business Unit in China and globally. “Lixin has demonstrated great leadership in developing the right products for the China market over the past two years, driving the growth of the China engineering team and collaborating effectively with China business teams, JV partners and corporate organizations,” said Steven Chapman, Group Vice President – China and Russia and Vice President, Cummins Inc. “Lixin’s in-depth engineering expertise, solid understanding of customers’ requirements, and knowledge of the markets will continue to add great value for Cummins.” Dr. Peng joined Cummins in July 2007, first as the Heavy Duty engineering leader in Columbus, Ind., and then as the China EBU Engineering leader before taking the role of Executive Director – Engineering, China ABO in 2011. Prior to joining Cummins, Dr. Peng was Vice President and Chief Technical Officer of Shanghai Diesel Co., Vice President of Engineering of Advance Propulsion Technology Inc., Computer Aided Engineering (CAE)/design leader at FEV Engine Technology and Supervisor for Chrysler Canada. Dr. Peng holds his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Hunan University in China and a Ph.D. from McMaster University in Canada. During his career, Dr. Peng has won various international and national awards and owns a number of U.S. patents. Many of his studies have been published in professional journals.