Cummins leader in the UK honored by Queen

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A Cummins leader has been given one of the highest honors that can bestowed on a British citizen by the Queen, acting on a recommendation by the Prime Minister.

John Iain Barrowman, Vice President – High Horsepower Operations and a Senior Director of Cummins Ltd., has been named a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the New Year 2016 Honours List in recognition of his contribution to British Industry.

He will be honored along with other MBEs announced last week at an investiture ceremony to take place at Buckingham Palace on a date to be announced.

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John Iain Barrowman, who began working for Cummins in 1987, will be recognized with one of the highest honors that can be bestowed on a British citizen by the Queen.

“I am extremely honored to receive the MBE, and also very proud to accept this recognition on behalf of everyone working at Cummins in the United Kingdom,” Barrowman said. “This prestigious award reflects the outstanding success that Cummins has achieved to continually improve our technology, enhance our quality and increase productivity to grow our business in worldwide markets.”

The Member of the Order of the British Empire is awarded in recognition of significant achievement or outstanding service to the community. The nomination process takes 12 to 18 months and is reviewed by the government’s Head of Civil Service and Main Honours Committee before it is forwarded to the Prime Minister and then to the Queen.

The award, which dates back nearly 100 years, has been presented to actors, athletes, musicians, business leaders and many others.

Barrowman has overseen the development of the company’s UK operations into a world-class center of manufacturing excellence. Sales have grown from around $1.4 billion in 2004 to almost 3.5 billion in 2014.

He has also led initiatives to introduce a safer, more comfortable, more diverse working environment and has played a key role in driving initiatives to reduce the company’s carbon footprint and increase waste recycling at Cummins facilities.

Barrowman began with Cummins in 1987 as a plant manager and over his nearly 30-year career with the company has taken on increasingly important roles, currently serving as Vice President of the company’s worldwide manufacturing operations for High Horsepower Engines while based at the Daventry facility in the United Kingdom.

Cummins Ltd. manages eight major locations in the UK, employing around 5,000 people.

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The official website of the British Monarchy – Order of the British Empire

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