The Global Six Sigma Awards, organized by WCBF, on July 10 announced that Tim Solso, chairman and chief executive officer of Cummins Inc. has been named the winner of its prestigious Six Sigma CEO of the Year Award.

Solso will be presented with the award at The Global Six Sigma Awards & Summit dinner in Las Vegas, where he will address the audience on the business transformation at Cummins achieved through Six Sigma methodologies.

"Six Sigma is one of the best things we have ever done. Last year, we saved $340 million and since its inception in September 1999, we've saved or avoided spending a total of $1.4 billion," Solso reported at the May 2007 Cummins annual meeting.

2006 was the best year in Cummins' history, with record revenues of $11.4 billion, record profits and record cash flow.

Cummins, a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Ind., Cummins serves customers in more than 160 countries through its network of 550 company-owned and independent distributor facilities and more than 5,000 dealer locations.