Cummins Names Sherry Aaholm Chief Information Officer
Today, Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) announced that Sherry Aaholm has been named Chief Information Officer (CIO). Aaholm's first day with Cummins was June 24.
"We are pleased that Aaholm is joining the Cummins family," said Marya Rose, Chief Administrative Officer and Vice President, Cummins Inc. "The role of CIO is more complex and more important than ever. At Cummins, it requires someone who can act as both a strategic planner to manage a global infrastructure and a collaborator who is results driven. Sherry has these skills along with the experience, personality and vision to be successful at Cummins."
Aaholm joins Cummins after more than 15 years at FedEx Services. Most recently, Aahom served as the Executive Vice President, Information Technology, at FedEx where she drove the IT transformation strategy for the global enterprise to include FedEx Services, FedEx Express, FedEx Freight and FedEx Ground. In this capacity, she was responsible for the daily operations of the global infrastructure footprint, including all data centers worldwide, overall architecture strategy, governance and IT standards.
"I am thrilled to be joining Cummins," said Aaholm. "The mission and values that Cummins embodies make it a natural fit for me. It's a world-class organization driven by innovation and continuous improvement, and focused on providing the right work environment where its employees can thrive. I look forward to joining the team and getting started on the important work ahead of us."
At FedEx, Aaholm also implemented a "People First" philosophy in managing the 2,500 employees in the IT function. By acknowledging individual efforts and celebrating team accomplishments, Aahom led by example.
Aaholm previously held roles at GeoLogistics, in Atlanta, Ga., and Schneider National/Schneider Logistics in Green Bay, Wis.
Aahom and her family will be re-locating to Indiana from Memphis, Tenn.
Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service diesel and natural gas engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana, (USA) Cummins currently employs approximately 46,000 people worldwide and serves customers in approximately 190 countries and territories through a network of approximately 600 company-owned and independent distributor locations and approximately 6,500 dealer locations. Cummins earned $1.65 billion on sales of $17.3 billion in 2012. Press releases can be found on the Web at www.cummins.com or www.cumminsengines.com. Follow Cummins on Twitter at http://twitter.com/cumminsengines and on YouTube at http://youtube.com/cumminsengines.
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