Nitisha Manchanda succeeds in leadership
Electronics & Controls Engineering Manager Nitsha Manchanda is diligently pushing the boundaries of innovation in the Cummins Electrified Power business segment as both a leader and a mentor.
After earning her bachelor's degree in Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering in 2009, Nitisha began working as a Research and Development Engineer at an analytical instruments company called Scientech. She later moved to London and began working for Johnson Matthey Battery Systems, which was later acquired by Cummins.
A solid routine leads to success.
On her train ride to work every day Nitisha reads the news to keep herself up to date on company activity and prioritizes her work for the day ahead. At the office, Nitisha collaborates with several different functions, meets with suppliers in the UK and US, and focuses on managing her own team.
"My willingness to listen and my ability to never lose patience have helped me succeed in management."
Inspiration keeps her coming back.
Jennifer Rumsey, Vice President and President - Components, stirred a feeling of energy and enthusiasm in Nitisha early in her career at Cummins. Sitting in her office, she distinctly remembers Jennifer sharing her background and successes. Nitisha was highly inspired when she saw Jennifer's superwoman presentation in India and knew at that moment Cummins was a place to work and grow.
Even though Nitisha would continue on with another company before coming back to work at Cummins, she knew the company's ethos and culture was something she wanted to surrounded by.
"Cummins promotes thinking - it's easy to suggest a new idea. New ideas often take time in other companies, but at Cummins, we have a wide network."
The ease of access and availability of mentors make the opportunity for innovation a standard at Cummins.
History in the making.
Looking to the future, Nitisha is excited about the technology Cummins is developing.
"I enjoy seeing projects go through different stages. The challenges are fun to work through, and there's something new and challenging every day."
Cummins has been the leader in diesel engine technology for 100 years and is now at the forefront of being the leader in electrified power systems.
"Cummins is going to make it happen again and again - we can write history together. There's a lot of new learning opportunities and it is so interesting to be here."
Employees find support in Cummins' culture
Nitisha believes the culture at Cummins gives employees the feeling that leaders care about employees. She enjoys constructive feedback and appreciates a place where her ideas are listened to.
"One of the things that made me want to be a part of this company was the culture - whenever you are enthusiastic about the work you do, you feel the energy."
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