One of our most recent journeys led us to Columbus, Indiana, as we continue our series dedicated to showcasing accomplished women in the manufacturing sector. Here, we encountered Erica Baird, who currently serves as the Executive Director of Global Sales & Service at Cummins. Amidst the backdrop of the Cummins Museum, GMLC President Kristie Stern had the opportunity to engage in a meaningful conversation with Erica, reflecting on her illustrious manufacturing career.
Erica’s story began with a simple dream of working for the manufacturer in her hometown, which eventually propelled her to pursue an engineering degree. Today, she stands as one of the leading decision-makers for one of the world’s most recognizable brands.
Throughout her ascent up the corporate ladder, Erica has dedicated her life to a profound mission: improving the lives of those in her orbit, including the incredible feat of raising 18 foster children.