Scott Henry has been appointed general manager of Cummins’ recreational and light commercial marine business in the US.

“I am excited to take the lead for this business,” says Henry, who joined the company in 1992 and has held a variety of leadership roles in engineering, service and quality. “Cummins will continue to offer its industry-leading prop-to-helm solutions, including its full line-up of Mid-Range and Heavy-Duty engines, integrated propulsion systems and unrivalled customer support through the Cummins distribution network.”

Cummins announced the dissolution of its Cummins MerCruiser Diesel (CMD) joint venture and the transition to a strategic supply agreement with Mercury Marine in December 2011. The transition takes effect at the end of April and is a significant reinvestment in the marine business for Cummins.

Henry replaces Alex Savelli, who has led the CMD joint venture since November 2007. Savelli will move into a new role within Cummins as executive managing director – Engine Business for South America.

The recreational and light commercial marine business encompasses the Cummins portion of the CMD joint venture. Located in Charleston, South Carolina, the business develops, manufactures, sells, distributes and services marine diesel propulsion engines from 230hp-715hp (172kW-533kW) for both the recreational and light commercial markets.