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Innovation Goes Further In Indiana.

Odaro's Story

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Odaro builds the future of sustainable power with Cummins.

Cummins was founded on innovation and resilience. Systems integration engineer Odaro Omusi carries that legacy forward into a future of green power. With the world demanding more sustainable power technology, Odaro and his team at Cummins, build strategic solutions to global energy problems — all from Columbus, Indiana.

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"Most of the ways that the world is powered, Cummins is there. One source of that technology, knowledge and drive is coming out of Columbus, Indiana."

With Odaro on the front lines, the future of electrified power is bright. As a systems integration engineer, he’s focused on bringing together hardware, electrical components and software to power fully electric buses — ones seen on the road today all across the U.S.

Growing up in Lagos, Nigeria, Odaro couldn’t always count on having access to electricity. His experiences without a dependable electrical infrastructure became a catalyst for his curiosity, inspiring him to become an engineer and find new ways to move the world forward.

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He does it all from Cummins headquarters in Columbus — a city in south central Indiana employing more mechanical engineers per capita than anywhere else in the U.S. Cummins is known for its diesel engines, but thanks to Odaro and others, this century-old company is quickly pivoting to sustainable power technologies, like electrified power and hydrogen.

“It’s about solving a problem with technology,” said Odaro. “If we go back to our core values, we can always pivot to new spaces.”

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Resilience. Innovation. Diversity.

Year after year, challenge after challenge, innovation after groundbreaking innovation, you take on the unexpected to achieve your vision. From across the world, you bring your ideas here, and together, we bring them to life.

Here, you can be resilient. You can lean into the next opportunity, no matter what obstacles lie ahead. You can make your own distinctive mark on the future. And you can do it in a place you might have never expected. Ready to take your ideas further, with people who can help you get there?

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Take Your Ideas Further In A State That Works

Indiana competes with and often outperforms larger, more expensive markets when it comes to bringing new ideas to life. These emerging breakthroughs and success stories from Indiana rival what’s coming out of any coastal city that's traditionally considered an innovation hub. Indiana is a promising place to live and grow a business, and we want to help you succeed here.

Find your next step in a State that Works. Our business community has what it takes to help you to bring your biggest ideas to life.

Connect with the IEDC team today.

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Whether you’re starting up or expanding… Indiana offers the perfect environment for exploration, experimentation and research.

Connect with one of our business development experts and be a part of solving the globe’s most important challenges in a state that works.

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Business Development

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BHerr@iedc.IN.gov

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