Cummins chief technical officer Wall elected to National Academy of Engineering

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Cummins Vice President and Chief Technical Officer John Wall has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, the organization announced. Election to the Academy is one of the highest professional accolades that can be given to an engineer and recognizes an individual’s “outstanding contributions to engineering research, practice or education.” New members are elected each year by existing Academy members.

Specifically, the Academy has honored Wall for his “leadership and management of research, design, development and production of low-emission, fuel-efficient heavy-duty diesel engines.” Wall, 58, joined Cummins in 1986 as an engineer in the Columbus, Ind.-based company’s Engine Business and has led Cummins’ worldwide technical organization since March 2000. Under his oversight, more than 4,000 engineers work to strengthen Cummins’ position as global technical leader in engine design and emissions reduction.

“I am humbled and honored by this recognition.” Wall says. “I am fortunate to be able to work with some of the brightest engineering minds in the world and for a company that takes great pride in being a technical leader, and this honor is a reflection of the outstanding work done by Cummins employees around the world.”

Wall is recognized as a leading authority on emissions-related engine research and development, and leads the company’s work on climate change and energy policy that resulted in Cummins’ first set of Climate Change Principles, which were released in 2009. He also has played a central role in Cummins’ efforts to meet and exceed emissions standards around the world, while at the same time providing Cummins’ customers with continually improving performance, dependability and fuel efficiency.

“John has played a critical role in the transformation of our technical organization over the past decade, to the point where Cummins today views tightening emissions standards as a competitive advantage because of our technical leadership,” says Cummins Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Tim Solso. “John has made significant contributions to Cummins, our industry and the environment throughout his career, and this honor is a fitting recognition for his work.”