Cummins Inc. announced that Carole Casto, a member of the company’s corporate responsibility program, is the company’s new executive director of corporate communications.
“As Cummins grows into a global company, effective corporate communications takes great planning and strategic thinking to make sure the right message reaches the right audience,” says Marya Rose, vice president and chief administrative officer. “Carole has demonstrated she has those skills.”
Casto currently serves as director of community engagement in corporate responsibility, playing a key role in the program’s expansion outside the United States. She also helped lead the process that resulted in the department focusing on three key issues: education, the environment and social justice/equal opportunity.
In addition, Casto oversaw Cummins’ Environmental Challenge, a competition among the company’s community involvement teams to develop projects that improve the environment. The number of contest entries has grown in three years from 62 to 140.
Before joining corporate responsibility, Casto served as director of the company’s Six Sigma program, which seeks to improve the quality of Cummins’ processes through a common data-driven approach. In less than two years under Casto’s leadership, the program achieved more than $32 million in savings.