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JOHN JERL PURCELL III is Executive Director, Cummins, Inc. He has led the development of the latest three diesel engine platforms at Cummins including the ISF2.8, ISF3.8, and most recently the QSM12. Each of these new platforms are clean sheet designs and utilize modular systems. Manufacturing technology from different industry sectors and independence from legacy design features were key ingredients in reaching both material and conversion cost targets. Each engine will advance regionally with emissions legislation to become globally manufactured by 2017 with system changes tailored to local supply base technology.
Jerl is a Cummins Six Sigma Chairman’s Award winner (2012), certified sponsor, and certified green belt (2012). He has a BSME from Virginia Tech (1987) and MSME from Purdue (1994). He holds 12 multinational patents with others pending.