On The Move

Industry People On The Move—April 1, 2024

Anthony Barrois
Anthony Barrois

Anthony Barrois has joined NOLA Terminal as terminal manager for its flagship operations facility on the Mississippi River. Located in Plaquemines Parish, NOLA Terminal’s state-of-the-art facility will be the first of its kind in the region, allowing access for large vessels and accommodating mixed-use terminal and storage operations for a variety of products and cargoes.

Barrois brings to his new role 33 years of experience in import/export terminal operations and full-service barge fleeting. He began his career in the early ’90s working as an operator, dock foreman and traffic dispatcher for United Bulk Terminals in Davant, La. Building on that experience, over the next two decades Barrois advanced to operations supervisor and then operations superintendent for United Bulk. From 2019 to 2020, he was the operations manager for United Bulk and Host Terminals, then worked as a terminal manager for Continental Cement and a terminal manager/facility security officer for Cooper Consolidated.

• Cummins Inc. announced the appointment of five people to the position of vice president:

Matt McQueen has been named vice president of the engine business unit supply chain. He assumed leadership of Cummins’ engine business supply chain in 2022 during one of the most important periods in the company’s history as many of its businesses continued to navigate the supply constraints and other challenges caused by the pandemic.

Throughout McQueen’s nearly 28 years at Cummins, he’s held many leadership positions in manufacturing, quality and supply chain and is seen as one of the company’s most trusted supply chain advisers. He first joined the engine business unit leadership team in 2017 and has worn many important hats for the unit’s business, including leading the pickup business and quality organizations as well as twice leading the supply chain. Prior to that, he worked in or led supply chain for Cummins’ power systems, components and emissions solutions businesses and was the plant manager at three of the company’s plants.

Ricardo Roman has been named vice president-components finance. Roman stepped into the role of controller for the components business unit in 2022 during a critical period of evolution for the business. He not only helped with the successful acquisition and integration of Jacobs Vehicle Systems and Meritor, the largest acquisition in Cummins’ history, but Roman also played a key role in evolving the components product portfolio for the future.

During his more than 23 years at Cummins, Roman has built an extensive knowledge of Cummins’ businesses and processes through his finance leadership in the engine business, aftermarket, global supply chain and components business, among other roles. Prior to Cummins, Roman spent five years working in the Peruvian banking system.

Ashwath Ram was named vice president-supply chain and India ABO leader. Ram has more than 20 years of experience at Cummins and has worked directly with all five of the company’s business units. Over the last four years, he has served as managing director of Tata Cummins and Cummins India ABO Leader (responsibilities he will retain in his current position) with accountability for managing and growing the India business.

Ram’s career has taken him from India to the United States and later back to Pune, India, where he resides today. He started and ran several businesses in manufacturing, IT, consulting and design services before returning to Cummins in 2007 to serve in various leadership positions in power generation, the Tata Cummins joint venture and the industrial engine business.\

Michelle Probst was named vice president-leadership and talent development. She recently expanded her role from leadership development to now leading Cummins Talent Development programs and processes globally. In this role, Probst is responsible for building and leading a network of subject matter experts responsible for building capabilities and enabling a performance and development culture at all levels of the organization. She will do this through establishing talent strategies, infrastructure and processes, advising the business and sharing insights.

Throughout her nearly 14 years of HR leadership at Cummins, Probst has provided human resources leadership and thought partnership for more than 10 Cummins functions and the power systems business. Prior to coming to Cummins, Probst held several HR roles in the finance and banking sector and was formerly a tax accountant before making the shift into HR.

Gbile Adewunmi has been named vice president-power systems industrial markets. He took over leadership of the power systems business unit-industrial markets in January 2023, and he is responsible for driving, implementing and executing a global strategy for Cummins’ defense, marine, mining, oil and gas and rail lines of business.

Adewunmi joined Cummins in 2012 as a manager in the corporate strategy group. From 2013 to 2016, he worked in the new and reconditioned parts organization, where he led the global on-highway accounts and global product management teams. In 2017, Adewunmi moved to South Africa as the EBU and parts marketing director for the Africa Middle East area, then in 2019 moved to Ghana to lead the Cummins North and West Africa Regional Distribution Organization.

“These leaders each demonstrate, in their own unique ways, a commitment to making a positive impact on our company, our customers and our people,” said Jennifer Rumsey, chair and CEO of Cummins Inc. “These leaders are experts in their fields and are fiercely committed to the Cummins culture and ensuring our employees are able to reach their full potential. I am confident that, as we evolve through the energy transition and continue to drive our Destination Zero strategy forward, these leaders will help us position Cummins for even greater success in the future.”