Cummins Officially Opens in Angola

Antonio Leitao, Vice President - Power Products; Ron Somerville, Executive Director - Africa Distribution Business Unit; Christopher Mc Mullen, U.S. Ambassador in Angola and Rui Fernandes, General Manager - Cummins Angola, celebrate the opening of Cummins Angola Lda.

On Nov. 15, Cummins officially opened its Cummins Angola operations. The project is a joint venture partnership with Angolan ProjectNet, which is led by CEO Jorge Jover.Located in Viana Industrial Park outside the capital city Luanda, Cummins Angola currently occupies 1,000-square meters of office and parts outlet space, as well as 1,750-square meters of warehousing.   Cummins is working closely with the Angolan government to maximize the Private Public Partnership Framework to invest in the energy sector. “We believe this will support skills development and create new jobs for Angolans while addressing the growing demand for power,” said Satish Jayaram, Director – Cummins Power Generation Africa.

Jon Mills

Jon Mills

Jon Mills is the Director of External Communications at Cummins Inc. Jon brings more than 16 years of communications focusing primarily on public and media relations. Jon has served as the primary external communications contact and spokesperson for a variety of companies including Wellpoint, IU Health, Planned Parenthood. His career has also included stints on Capitol Hill, state level lobbying, talk radio and political campaigns. During his tenure, Jon has also played a leadership role in communicating and messaging around several crises, including one that attracted national attention when lives were lost at a large downtown Indianapolis hospital. Jon is a native Hoosier and resides with his family in Indianapolis.

Cummins Celebrates National Women in Engineering Day

Cummins National Women in Engineering Day 2015

On National Women in Engineering Day, held June 23 in the United Kingdom, employees from Cummins Power Generation (CPG) stayed busy by working across sites in Kent, Peterborough and Stamford, England in support of the Cummins Women in Technology (CWiT) forum, an initiative championed by Cummins’ Chief Technical Officer, John Wall. Their aim? To encourage careers in STEM and promote opportunities for women in engineering.

“The work we are doing with CWiT to promote and encourage Customer_Engineering02-lpr (00000002)engineering as a viable and profitable career, particularly to females who are under-represented in science based careers, is crucial not only to the success of Cummins but to the engineering profession,” said Lowell Siewert - Chief Engineer Cummins Power Generation. “CWiT enables us to take the focus beyond diversity to inclusion for existing and future employees by introducing the engineering opportunity to our employees of tomorrow.”

Leading up to the day - which is celebrated every year in the UK as a way to raise the profile and celebrate the achievements of women in engineering - a team of dedicated Cummins volunteers, including leaders in technology, engineering, human resources, local affinity groups and community involvement teams, worked together on developing ideas in partnership with education and society to attract female technical talent. Then, on National Women in Engineering Day, Cummins employees volunteered at several event stands that were deployed at company facilities, handing out materials about women in engineering. Additional events were held to raise awareness of the CWit and recruit talent.

img_0442 CWiT Team at SWE Conference in Amsterdam


To further support CWiT, a six-person team from Cummins headed to the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) inaugural international conference held May 7-8 in Amsterdam. The event featured two days of professional development, international industry collaboration and plenty of opportunities to forge new connections. SWE Europe hosted 190 registrants from 24 countries, and attendees participated in 40 educational sessions on topics such as early-career management; inclusion and cultural awareness; innovation and disruptions; and career transitions. Cummins is a corporate partner of SWE.

“I came away inspired as always from meeting the talented female speakers and delegates,” said Laura Malone, Product Planning Graduate – Cummins Generators Technologies. “One of the key messages I took away was about ‘personal branding’. We all have different talents that can be showcased through effective personal branding, we should utilize and promote them to our colleagues and be proud of the diversity we can bring to any team.”

About National Women in Engineering Day

National Women in Engineering Day was set up by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) to celebrate its 95th anniversary. The idea behind National Women in Engineer Day is to encourage all groups (Governmental, educational, corporate, Professional Engineering Institutions, individuals and other organizations) to organize their own events in support of the day.

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Katherine Vujovich

Katherine Vujovich is a Communication Specialist for Cummins Inc. with a focus on Human Resources communications. Prior to joining Cummins in 2011, she worked for the Chicago White Sox. Katherine is a graduate of Indiana University and lives in Indianapolis.

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