Matthew Spears
Executive Director of Regulatory Affairs, Cummins

In March of 2020 Matt Spears joined Cummins, as Executive Director for Global Regulatory Affairs, within Cummins’ Product Compliance and Regulatory Affairs (PCRA). Matt leads emissions regulatory affairs strategy; outreach; and activities to ensure that Cummins plans for, executes, and complies with global emissions, materials, and cybersecurity standards. 

Before coming to Cummins, Matt was a Vice President at the Truck & Engine Manufacturers Association (EMA), where he focused on advocacy regarding emissions regulation development and implementation, both in the U.S. and worldwide.  Prior to that, he spent nearly 20 years at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality (OTAQ), where he led regulatory teams that developed some of EPA’s most far-reaching heavy-duty on-highway and nonroad emissions regulations.  Matt also has held leadership positions at the International Civil Aviation Organization and at the International Maritime Organization, where he supported the development of new worldwide emissions standards for aircraft and ocean-going ships. 

Matt’s other work experience includes over two years at sea & on the Great Lakes as a licensed watch-standing engineer on steam and diesel-powered merchant ships.  Matt also achieved the rank of Lieutenant during his 12 years in the U.S. Naval Reserve.