Diversity reboot

Phil Pettit
Phil Pettit
Summit Speaker

EMEA Supply Chain Services Leader, Cummins Inc., Military career: Royal Air Force 1986 – 1987

I joined the Royal Air Force in 1986 as an entry level propulsion mechanic and served until Nov 1997 when I left the service as a propulsion system engineering technician. During my service I competed in representative sport (football, rugby) and progressed through higher education.

On leaving the service I secured a product quality engineer role at Perkins Engines U.K. and was able to quickly progress through several supervisory and management roles within engineering, and supply chain. In 2001 I was appointed into an engineering operations leadership role within Caterpillar U.K. and subsequently moved into a Master Black Belt role within Caterpillar U.K. from 2006 – 2010

I joined Cummins Inc. in March 2010 as Global Quality Leader for the Generator Technologies and progressed in to Manufacturing and Supplier Quality leadership roles until 2016 at which time I took a Global Aftermarket leadership role, again within Generator Technologies.

In June 2019 I was appointed as General Manager of the newly created EMEA Supply Chain Services organisation which supports the Aftermarket and Distribution Business supply chain in the region.

In 2014 I joined the Cummins Worldwide veterans affinity group and determined the need for a more regional group to support veterans in Europe. I have been actively involved in the work to create our Cummins Veterans strategy which was signed off by the Cummins Leadership team in 2020. Our group charter was signed off in 2018 with the scope of Cummins employees, families, and communities within Europe. We were assigned Cummins senior level sponsorship in 2019 and were able to formally launch our Europe Veterans Employee Resource Group in February 2021.

I am a husband and father of five children and in my spare time I am a school governor, charity fundraiser, footballer and have recently joined a male voice choir.