Pune: Cummins India announced that Ashwath Ram has been appointed India ABO leader and Managing Director Cummins India Limited (CIL), effective August 17. His responsibilities will include leading all business units and functional groups in India including all manufacturing sites and legal entities.
“Ashwath’s strong contributions and leadership make us very confident in his ability to steer Cummins India through the next phase of growth and competitive challenges,” said Norbert Nusterer, Vice President and President, Cummins Inc. “He has demonstrated a strong commitment to quality while achieving consistent sales and market share growth. He is committed to Cummins’ values and holds himself and his teams to high standards of excellence and integrity.”
Ram first joined Cummins in Columbus, Indiana, USA in 1991 and since that time he has led business unit operations as well as key strategic transformations for the Engine Business and Power Systems in India. Most recently, Ram served as Managing Director of Tata Cummins and EBU India General Manager, overseeing the Cummins joint venture and building relationships with large OEM partners, customers and suppliers. Ram implemented world class Six Sigma, VPI and Project Management improvements, and has driven supply chain excellence across global EBU joint ventures.
Ram earned his master’s in business administration (MBA) from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University (USA) and his undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University (USA). A native of southern India, he and his wife, have two children who are both pursuing advanced degrees in the United States.