NMSU branding

New Mexico State University

New Mexico State University

News Center

Cummins VP to give NMSU College of Engineering Bromilow Lecture

Steve Charlton, vice president and chief technical officer for the Engine Division of Cummins Inc., will be the feature speaker at the College of Engineering Annual Bromilow Lecture. Charlton's talk is titled, "The Critical Role of Engineers in a Changing World." The lecture will be held from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, on the NMSU campus, in Thomas and Brown Hall Room 104. All are welcome to attend and admission is free.

This is a photo of Steve Charlton.
Steve Charlton, VP at Cummins Inc., will speak about the critical role of engineers in a changing world on Feb. 19 at the NMSU College of Engineering. (Courtesy photo)

Charlton started his career in 1973 at GEC Diesels Limited in the United Kingdom as an engineering student. He won a fellowship from GEC Diesels Limited, which allowed him to study for his doctorate in diesel engine technology, while he was with the company. He was a faculty member at the University of Bath from 1984 to 1993. In 1993, Charlton joined Cummins Inc. at their technical center in Columbus, Ind. He began as the director of advanced engineering. Following that, he became the director of research. In 1999, he became executive director of research and went on to become the executive director of advanced engineering in 2001. Then he was the program leader for the 2007 HD VPI Program and in 2006 became the executive director for Heavy Duty Engineering. In 2006, he assumed the position of vice president of heavy-duty engineering. In 2010, he took on his current role as vice president and chief technical officer for the Engine Division. Charlton has been involved with virtually every emissions-related program since the mid-1990s at Cummins.

In 2006, he was a Society of Automotive Engineers fellow and in 2009 he was an Institution of Mechanical Engineers, U.K. fellow.

Charlton graduated from Staffordshire University, U.K. with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering in 1975. He earned his doctorate degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Aston, U.K. in 1981. In 2008, he received his honorary Doctor of Engineering degree from the University of Bath, U.K.

The Bromilow Lecture is held in recognition of Frank Bromilow's leadership and enhancement of the quality of faculty during his tenure as dean of the College of Engineering, a position he held from 1961 until his death in 1974.