Cummins Inc. announced that it is creating an ethics and compliance organization with officer-level leadership and accountability. Deputy General Counsel Mark Sifferlen, who has been with Cummins since 2000, will become the company’s first vice president – ethics and compliance. He also is taking on the role of corporate secretary, where he will focus on corporate governance and compliance with the Securities and Exchange Commission and New York Stock Exchange.
“At Cummins, we believe in acting with integrity and behaving ethically with all of our stakeholders,” says Tom Linebarger, chairman and chief executive officer. “Integrity ranks first among our values because doing the right thing is not an option for us. It is what we require of every employee who works for Cummins.”
Sifferlen currently oversees the company’s online compliance training and high profile compliance areas such as bribery and export controls. He launched Cummins’ online compliance training program in 2005 and he is the primary author of the Cummins Code of Business Conduct.
Since 2008, Sifferlen has led Cummins’ corporate governance work as assistant corporate secretary and supported the board of directors and senior leaders. Prior to joining Cummins, he was with Consolidated Products and the law firm of Baker & Daniels, both located in Indianapolis.