Cummins India MD Sandeep Sinha calls it a day

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 16 Jul 2019

Cummins India has announced today that Sandeep Sinha, Managing Director of Cummins India and Vice-President of Cummins India ABO, has resigned to pursue business interests outside of Cummins. Sinha leaves after an 18-month stint at the helm of affairs, having being elevated to the managing director's position on February 8, 2018.

Sinha has more than 17 years of experience with Cummins, and has assumed various leadership roles across entities, including the New and ReCon Parts business in India and corporate strategy in the U.S.

“We wish Sandeep well in his new career,” said Norbert Nusterer, Vice-President and President of Power Systems, Cummins Inc. “We will miss his leadership vision, strong business acumen, and commitment to excellence that enabled the ABO to continue delivering outstanding business performance. Throughout his career, Sandeep lived the Cummins value of excellence through his focus on areas such as safety, quality and operational efficiency. He will also be remembered for his deep commitment to building relationships with customers and employees.” 

Sinha joined Cummins in 2004 as a Corporate Indirect Purchasing Manager. Over his career at Cummins, he held several leadership roles in Corporate Strategy in the USA, New & Recon Parts and Industrial Engine Business in India. He played a key role in the start-up of multiple plants at the Cummins Megasite in Phaltan, India. Before taking his most recent leadership role, Sinha served as the Chief Operating Officer of Cummins India.  

Sinha is a engineering graduate from the Manipal Institute of Technology, and has worked with Saint Gobain India for 6 years. He then pursued his graduate degree in Business Administration from the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University.

The Cummins India Limited Board of Directors says it is committed to confirming Sinha’s successor and will run an efficient and expendient process. The company continues to operate under a strong leadership team and focused on continuing to deliver strong results for all stakeholders.

Cummins India Limited designs, manufactures, distributes, and services engines and related technologies in India. The company operates through three business units: Engine Business, Power Systems Business, and Distribution Business. The Engine Business manufactures and markets diesel and natural gas engines ranging from 65 hp to 400 hp for the low, medium, and heavy-duty on-highway commercial vehicle markets, as well as the off-highway commercial equipment industry comprising construction and compressor. 

The company, which is a subsidiary of Cummins Inc, also exports its products to the United States, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Singapore, and China. Cummins India Limited was founded in 1962 and is based in Pune, India.

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