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I have dedicated my time and talent since 2003 to a Company I truly believe in- Cummins Inc. This global manufacturing company is quickly approaching its centennial; a true testament to the reliability of the engines, generators and related products we produce and the people we employ. Cummins is committed to its vision, mission and values, which
I have dedicated my time and talent since 2003 to a Company I truly believe in- Cummins Inc. This global manufacturing company is quickly approaching its centennial; a true testament to the reliability of the engines, generators and related products we produce and the people we employ. Cummins is committed to its vision, mission and values, which include Integrity, Innovation, Corporate Responsibility and Global Involvement.
Having attended Marquette University, a Jesuit institution, I was surrounded by the philosophy of doing all things with a “service for others” mentality. With this value embedded in both my upbringing and education, I was naturally drawn to Cummins. Corporate Responsibility is an integral part of Cummins success. Cummins believes a company is only as healthy as the communities where we do business and where our employees live and work, therefore we strive to make those communities the best they can be.
One example of my colleagues doing great work for their community is the Padarwadi Rural Electrification project that received the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship Film Festival award in 2012: http://player.piksel.com/v/v78h4xg2/c/34208 . Those who know me might recognize the voice narrating the film.
While at Cummins, I’ve had the opportunity to build my skills in a variety of roles including Corporate Responsibility and Six Sigma, the data-driven business problem solving methodology. Cummins nurtures and fulfills my desire to pick important problems and fix them. In 2012, I began leading the Corporate Communications team. I could not lead such an important part of the organization without the dedication of my growing global team. In less than one year’s time, we built a high performing leadership team and set a strategy to deliver results. I am truly fortunate to work at a company that challenges me professionally at the same time it enables me to live the service for others that is so important to me personally.
Executive Director, Corporate Communications @ Created a strategic and results-oriented team, focusing on globally aligned messaging while overseeing communication planning, executive speech writing, crisis communications, digital communications, visual communications, media relations and internal communications for the FORTUNE 200 Company. From January 2012 to Present (4 years) Director, Global Community Development @ In less than 3 years we grew from a North-American focused, small team of 6, to a 20 member team positioned to serve Cummins communities around the globe. The annual financial impact for these communities grew, too, roughly 400 percent. We began solving problems in our communities with our six sigma toolkit and we launched a global competition called the Environmental Challenge to improve our environmental impact in communities. This program created an opportunity for our employees use their technical skills to solve environmental problems in their communities and win grants for community partners.
Since 2009, 480 environmental projects have been completed, in areas such as alternative energy, sustainable building and energy efficiency. Nearly 43,500 Cummins employees from across the globe have donated almost 265,000 community service hours to the challenge. About 28,000 tons of greenhouse gases have been reduced, which is the equivalent of conserving 1 million gallons of gasoline. From February 2009 to January 2012 (3 years) Indianapolis, Indiana AreaDirector, Corporate Quality @ Headed a team that saved Cummins $40 million, solved numerous tough business problems and cut the amount of time for Six Sigma problem-solving by 25 percent. From 2006 to 2009 (3 years) Indianapolis, Indiana AreaSix SigmaBlack Belt @ One notable project increased Cummins employees’ participation in a disease management program while decreasing annual healthcare costs for the Company. From 2003 to 2005 (2 years) Indianapolis, Indiana AreaChief Operating Officer @ Led the state’s largest agency responsible for Medicaid, mental health, developmental disability, support for poor families and child protection. I was directly responsible for agency’s budget, finance, human resources, information technology and six sigma offices. Annual budget $6 billion, 10,000 employees From 2001 to 2003 (2 years) Indianapolis, Indiana AreaChief Operating Officer @ Led state agency responsible for environmental protection of air, water and land, as well as pollution prevention and recycling. Directly managed the budget, finance, human resources, and information technology departments. Annual budget $100million, 1,000 employees From 1997 to 2001 (4 years) Indianapolis, Indiana Area
Bachelor of Arts, History @ Marquette University From 1988 to 1992 Carole Casto is skilled in: Six Sigma Black Belt, Strategic Planning, Six Sigma, Process Improvement, Cross-functional Team Leadership, Program Management, Leadership, Corporate Communications, Strategy, Team Building, Management, Project Management, Organizational Development, Change Management, Continuous Improvement, Marketing, Public Speaking, Marketing Strategy, Manufacturing
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