There are many different career paths and opportunities within manufacturing and every day is different. I enjoy working with cross-functional, diverse teams to fix complex problems and improve results.
Anna has devoted her entire 29-year professional career to manufacturing, starting at Cummins as a quality engineer and advancing to her current role as plant manager of the Jamestown Engine Plant. In this position, in addition to delivering exceptional and reliable financial results, Anna has led the plant in making strides toward achieving environmental sustainability goals through the implementation of capital projects. These projects will result in Cummins reducing water usage by 32 percent and cutting energy consumption by an astonishing 61 percent. Her work has also contributed to Jamestown being certified as a Zero Disposal site.
Anna is highly regarded throughout Cummins and is routinely asked for advice by women navigating their career paths in manufacturing. She is currently a formal mentor to three high-potential women at Cummins and is an informal mentor to many others as well. Her knowledge, experience and mentoring style have been of great service to Cummins and its rising employees.
Anna has also encouraged countless young women beyond Cummins. Through speaking events with Women in Manufacturing and visibility initiatives in local schools, she has had an immeasurable impact on many young lives. With close collaboration with her area Chamber of Commerce and Jamestown Community College, Anna is helping to create future educational and job opportunities for the students she inspires.
With Anna’s leadership and guidance, over 75 percent of Jamestown’s 1,400 employees currently volunteer in their local communities. In addition, she works in close partnership with the local United Way chapter. Even beyond her involvement as part of the Cummins volunteer contingent, Anna is engaged in her community on many fronts. She freely dedicates her time as a Board Member for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Chautauqua hospital. These efforts are dedicated to ensuring quality healthcare for Cummins employees and everyone in the region, regardless of their ability to pay. Anna also serves with the Manufacturer’s Association of the Southern Tier, working to establish and promote the region as a viable location for manufacturing growth and excellence.