Prior to this role, Adams held several business development and distributor management roles. She served as leader of the Southeast Asia Area Business Organization (ABO) and the NE/SE Asia Regional Distribution Organization (RDO). Subsequently, she served as managing director of the Greater Europe/CIS RDO, which included direct management of company-owned distributors as well as a channel management role for all distributors. During that time, Distribution Business Unit (DBU) sales doubled, driven both by market growth and the continuation of the distributor consolidation strategy.
In December 2008, Adams’ role expanded to include Middle East and Africa distribution. In 2009, DBU added another entity, Cummins Ghana, and she participated in the Africa strategy development and helped in the transition to the new Africa organization.
Adams has a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Purdue University and a master’s degree in management from the J.L. Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University.