Cummins CEO Leading the Charge to a Cleaner Future

Jul 19, 2021 9:15 AM ET

As he guides Cummins Inc. and its customers toward a carbon-neutral world, Chairman and CEO Tom Linebarger is taking the lead on alternative energy on another global stage.

The Hydrogen Council, a global CEO-led coalition working to accelerate the energy transition through hydrogen, has announced Linebarger as its new Co-Chair. He will take over the role from Chairman of Toyota Motor Corporation Takeshi Uchiyamada, serving alongside fellow Co-Chair Benoît Potier, Chairman and CEO of Air Liquide.

Cummins has been a member of the Hydrogen Council since 2018, and this new opportunity to lead the group will create even more momentum for the company’s global decarbonization efforts.

"It’s encouraging to see major economies around the world advance clean energy technologies, and I’m especially proud that the United States is pushing forward with new policy initiatives to support the scale-up of hydrogen,” Linebarger said. “As the new co-chair of the Hydrogen Council, I’m eager to work with all of our members to accelerate hydrogen deployment globally through strong international partnerships.”

The Hydrogen Council’s members span 123 companies across the globe in a variety of sectors including utilities, chemical producers, energy companies, engineers, mobility providers and bankers. Each company is committed to scaling up the hydrogen value chain to contribute to a clean and diversified energy system. The coalition believes hydrogen has a key role to play in reaching global decarbonization goals by helping to diversify energy sources worldwide, foster business and technological innovation as drivers for long-term economic growth and decarbonize hard-to-abate sectors. 

Learn more about the Hydrogen Council and Cummins Inc.