Vinoo Thomas is the Director of Product Planning for the Electrified Power segment at Cummins. He is responsible for spearheading the development and acceleration of the product plan in electrification and positioning the company to be the leading provider of electrified power in mobile and stationary markets.
A seasoned hand in the commercial power industry, Vinoo has been leading concept and product development for solutions critical to the success of Cummins customers. Prior to the role within the Electrified Power business, Vinoo was responsible for product and market innovation across the company’s $8-billion Engine Business, the largest of Cummins’ four business segments. This included new concepts in products and business incubation.
Vinoo joined Cummins in 2000 as the Senior Engineer developing EGR technology for the Engine Business. He has had the opportunity to work in a variety of key commercial and technical roles, which have included leading the North American urban and coach bus markets, leading the engine demand plan for NAFTA region, and leading the product plan for a Cummins venture into hybrids in China.
Prior to joining Cummins, Vinoo had been developing fuel system technology for the commercial powertrain segment for another Fortune 500 company. A native of India, Vinoo holds bachelors in Industrial engineering and masters degrees in Mechanical engineering and Business Administration. Vinoo and his wife, Priya, have three children, Priyanka, Vivek and Divya, and reside in Greenwood, Indiana.