Board of Directors
Dr. John Wall has more than 35 years of industry experience in internal combustion engine technology, fuels, and emissions, and in global engineering organization development. He served as Vice President and Chief Technical Officer of Cummins Inc., the world's largest independent manufacturer of diesel engines and related technologies, retiring in 2015. He is an advisor to the U.S. Department of Energy Joint BioEnergy Institute and Co-Optima Program and the Cyclotron Road energy incubator at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. In 2010 he was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering. He is a Fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers and a recipient of the SAE Horning Memorial Award and Arch T. Colwell Merit Award for research in the area of diesel fuel effects on emissions, the ASME Soichiro Honda Medal for significant engineering contributions in the field of personal transportation, the California Air Resources Board Haagen-Smit Clean Air Award, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agencys' Thomas W. Zosel Individual Achievement Award for career accomplishments in diesel emission control. Wall holds SB, SM, and ScD. degrees in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.