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Cummins Jamestown Engine Plant Manager Speaks To Jamestown Noon Rotary Club To Speak About Company

Shawn Hricko, Cummins Jamestown Engine Plant manager, is pictured with Ruth Lundin, Jamestown Noon Rotary Club president, and Vince Horrigan, Rotary Club member.

Shawn M. Hricko, plant manager of the Cummins Jamestown Engine Plant appeared at the Jamestown Noon Rotary Club recently to speak about his company.

Rotarian Vince Horrigan introduced Hricko.

Hricko studied mechanical engineering at Penn State University where he earned his bachelor’s and master’s in engineering. While at Penn State, he worked at Cummins in our community as a co-op employee. Upon graduation, his first position was at Ford in Lansdale, Pa., as a robotics integration engineer. He returned to Cummins in 2003, after the consolidation and relocation of the ISX15 engine. He has worked at Cummins at the Jamestown Engine Plant since in roles as the assistant chief engineer responsible for emissions and tuning; assistant chief for the X12 engine platform launch; the director of quality; and as the director of assembly manufacturing and operations.

In his role as plant manager, Hricko is accountable for the safety, quality and efficiency of the Heavy-Duty Engine Plant located on Baker Street in Busti. The engine plant is the manufacturer of the X14, ISX12 and X12 engines currently. The plant employs 1,500 employees and builds between 80,000 and 125,000 engines a year in the one million square foot facility. The plant will celebrate its 50th anniversary of operation on July 20, 2024, when a community-wide event is planned.

Hricko lives in Bemus Point with his wife Faith and their two sons. He is a member of the Bemus Point Central School District Board of Education, a member of the Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier (MAST) Board and sits on the Industry Advisory Board at Penn State Behrend for the Industrial Engineering program.

In the past year, he started the Interscholastic Mountain Bike league chapter for Chautauqua County students that complete in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Cycling League (PICL). Hricko also coaches the Diamond Dawgs 11U travel baseball team that will compete in the WNY Premier series. In his free time, he enjoys his family, the hobby of building and maintaining cars and mountain biking.

The Rotary Club of Jamestown meets at noon Mondays in the Doubletree Hotel on Fourth Street in Jamestown. Interested persons are welcome to join.

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