Cummins announces new VP of Product Compliance and Regulatory Affairs

Melina Kennedy; Photo courtesy of Cummins.

Cummins Inc. announced on Thursday that Melina Kennedy has been named Vice President – Product Compliance and Regulatory Affairs. In this newly-created role, Kennedy will oversee engine emission certification, product compliance, and regulations related to Cummins products. Kennedy will report to Cummins Chairman and CEO, Tom Linebarger.

Cummins officials say that Kennedy will lead the Product Compliance and Regulatory Affairs organization in focusing on strengthening Cummins’ collaboration with environmental agencies. The company says this new organization will function independently from, and provide oversight to, Cummins’ product development teams and business units.

“Melina brings tireless energy, strategic leadership and a deep commitment to excellence that is needed to launch this new organization,” said Linebarger. “She has proven herself to be a capable leader who understands our people, our customers and their needs, and our business. With more than two decades of experience in law, government and business, Melina has the ideal combination of experience and skill needed to make this organization a success.”

Kennedy lives with her family in Indianapolis.