John Judd

Immediate Past Board Chair

John was named plant manager of Cummins - Rocky Mount Engine Plant, formerly Consolidated Diesel Plant, on May 11, 2016.  Before being become Plant Manager, John served as Assistant Plant Manager. He also served in the role of Director of Operations: Engine Business, Assembly Business Manager/Shop Operations, and various other leadership positions during his 33 plus years with the organization.

John obtained a Bachelor of Science in Management and Organizational Development from the University of Mount Olive.


Affiliations and Achievements

  • 2016 – 2019 - Board member of Rocky Mount Chamber of Commerce
  • 2019 – Present – Executive Board member of Rocky Mount Chamber of Commerce
  • 2016 – 2020 - Board Chair for Strategic Twin Counties Education Partnership
  • 2016 – Present – Executive Board member for Strategic Twin Counties Education Partnership
  • Board member of Red Oak Basketball Recreation League for 6 years
  • Baseball coach for the Nashville Recreation for 4 years

Awards and Recognition

  • Certified Six Sigma Green belt.
  • 2017 – The Hero Award was presented from the Boys & Girls Club
  • 2010 – Chairman’s Quality Award 6S Project
  • 2008 – Cummins Midrange Leadership Team Award
  • 1992 – Dale Carnegie Graduate and Superior Achievement Award 

John lives in Nashville, NC with his wife Diane.  They have been married for 33 years and have two children, Jeremy; 29 and Haley; 24.   John is a member of Church on the Rise, Rocky Mount location. John and his family enjoy the outdoors, cookouts, quality time with friends and summer concerts. 

He is proven leader who possessed the experience and determination to win. John’s favorite bible verse: Luke 14:11 “For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”