John C. Wall

  • Former Vice President and Chief Technical Officer, Cummins


Dr. John C. Wall has more than 35 years of industry experience in internal combustion engine technology, fuels and emissions, and global engineering organization development. He served as Chief Technical Officer of Cummins Inc., retiring in 2015. As he progressed from research and product engineering into engineering leadership, Wall remained directly involved in the most critical technology programs for low emissions, powertrain efficiency and alternative fuels. He also led the growth of Cummins’ technical organization from 1,000 engineers, mostly centered in the U.S., to more than 6,000 engineers globally, establishing new technical centers in India and China. Prior to joining Cummins in 1986, Wall led Diesel and Aviation Fuels Research for Chevron. He has been recognized by election to the National Academy of Engineering, as a Fellow of SAE, and with the California ARB Haagen-Smit Clean Air Award and U.S. EPA Thomas W. Zosel Individual Achievement Award. Wall studied mechanical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he received S.B., S.M. and Sc.D. degrees.

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