MINNEAPOLIS — Cummins, Inc. (NYSE: CMI) announced today that the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) will recognize three Cummins employees as part of its annual awards program, on Friday, October 19. Ana Paula Marimoto, dynamic systems and controls technical leader; Anne McLaren, Cummins technical advisor, reliability engineer; and Paul Sowerby, executive director of global technical operations, are 2018 award recipients.
The program recognizes individuals who have proven to be innovators and leaders in their local communities, the STEM community and the future generation of STEM. SWE award recipients include working and collegiate professionals from businesses, corporations and universities worldwide, who play an integral role in the support and advancement of women in engineering.
“A successful workplace is one that fully integrates all individuals, values their differences, and encourages all employees to best use their talents. These awards are a true reflection of employees at Cummins living our values and of Ana, Anne, and Paul’s commitment and impact in creating a diverse and inclusive environment in the technical function,” said Jennifer Rumsey, Cummins VP/chief technical officer.
Emerging Leader Award: Ana Paula Marimoto, Dynamic Systems and Controls Technical Leader
This award honors an individual who has demonstrated outstanding technical excellence, resulting in significant accomplishments. Marimoto began her career with Cummins in Brazil in 2004, where she helped release the region’s first electronic engines. She subsequently earned both Six Sigma Black Belt and Master Black Belt certifications and developed five high impact projects. These resulted in significant efficiencies and cost savings and dealing at times with complex import and export processes between Brazil and China. Marimoto relocated to the U.S. so she could accept her current role as the controls technical leader for Dynamic Systems and Controls, and now also the calibration management team. Her team has grown under her guidance, and each person is striving to meet and exceed the goals for themselves and the group.
Spark Award: Dr. Anne McLaren, Technical Advisor – Reliability Engineer
This award honors an individual who has contributed to the advancement of women, by mentoring women around her. Since coming to Cummins in 2003, Dr. McLaren has demonstrated a passion for mentoring and providing a hand up to women and men in the technical field. In addition to her everyday responsibilities, McLaren leads the Cummins Technical Women Initiative, which she formed in 2011; and is a sponsor and participant in many professional and community mentoring programs. Those include Big Brothers Big Sisters, where she has served for over a decade. Through her global role in leading reliability engineering, McLaren is also involved in recruiting engineers and developing them to be successful. Engineers (men and women, younger and more senior) are drawn to her for advice, teaching and mentoring; and they can look to her as a role model for success and growth in the technical organization.
Rodney D. Chipp Memorial Award: Paul Sowerby, Executive Director of Global Technical Operations
This award celebrates the work of a man or company who has made a significant contribution to the acceptance and advancement of women in engineering. For over 40 years, Sowerby has worked to encourage diversity and inclusion. Many of the most visible examples have come over the past 12 years of his career, specifically within his work in China and India. While in China, Sowerby increased the representation of women in the technical organization throughout all levels of the engineering organization, and was the key leader for the women engineering education sponsorship program. During Sowerby’s tenure in India, he initiated multiple programs to inspire women leaders, encourage young women into engineering and significantly improve our overall gender diversity.
“The men and women being recognized have broken boundaries in their careers and personal lives,” said Penny Wirsing, president of SWE. “They are leaders paving the way to empower and inspire future women engineers across the globe.”
About Cummins, Inc.
Cummins, Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business segments that design, manufacture, distribute and service a broad portfolio of power solutions. The company’s products range from diesel and natural gas engines to hybrid and electric platforms, as well as related technologies. Those include battery systems, fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana since its founding in 1919, Cummins currently employs approximately 58,600 people who are committed to powering a more prosperous world. Cummins serves customers in about 190 countries and territories through a network of some 500 company-owned and independent distributor locations and approximately 7,500 dealer locations. Cummins earned about $1 billion on sales of $20.4 billion in 2017. Press releases can be found at: www.cummins.com. Follow Cummins on Twitter at www.twitter.com/cummins and on YouTube at: www.youtube.com/cumminsinc
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), founded in 1950, is the world’s largest advocate and catalyst for change for women in engineering and technology. The not-for-profit educational and service organization is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career aspiration for women. To ensure SWE members reach their full potential as engineers and leaders, the society offers unique opportunities to network, provides professional development, shapes public policy, and provides recognition for the life-changing contributions and achievements of women engineers. As a champion of diversity, SWE empowers women to succeed and advance in their personal and professional lives. Contact: www.swe.org or call 312-596-5223.