• 2019 GMiS Luminary •
Eduardo Martinez serves as Executive Director of Manufacturing for Cummins where he recently completed overseeing a Binder Jet Additive Manufacturing project that is the company’s latest investment for augmenting and improving its design and manufacturing capabilities.
Previously, Mr. Martinez served as General Manager of Cummins’ Global Remanufacturing Business, a $1.4B sectorwhere he led global network of eight Plants and six reverse logistics centers, 2500 worldwide employees, and grew the business 38%, driving higher business performance improvements by setting aggressive targets for growth and managing execution across a broad cross section of business stakeholders. He also helped establish a new Alternator Refurbishment business.
Throughout his 24-year career at Cummins, Mr. Martinezhas performed roles with increasing responsibility in Manufacturing, Operations, Distribution, Finance, Strategy and General Management. He has enjoyed working across many functions, business units, geographies and cultures, and within each area, he’s created a lasting impact through his strong leadership. Prior to Cummins, he served 4 years in the Audit and Consulting Business at Arthur Andersen.
Following his passion for advocating for the underrepresented, Mr. Martinez is a key and active partner in the Bartholomew County Latino Education Group, an active board member of the United Way of Bartholomew County, a Corporate Sponsor for the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), and a board member of Su Casa Columbus.
When Mr. Martinez began working with Su Casa Columbus, it was struggling financially and focusing on the short-term needs of its clients. With his direction and assistance, it shifted to a long-term orientation, emphasizing education as the catalyst for economic growth and stability. He also helped shepherd grants from the Cummins Foundation and the United Way of Bartholomew County for $195,000 each, preserving Su Casa’s mission and ensuring its continuation.
Born in Mexico and a first-generation college graduate, Mr. Martinezcompleted his Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting at his home town college, the Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí. Twenty years later, he completed his executive education at the prestigious Harvard Business School.