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Ingersoll Rand introduces Trane Technologies

Ingersoll-Rand has introduced its pure-play climate company, along with the new company name, strategy and executive leadership team.

The climate company will be named Trane Technologies, elevating its Trane brand and celebrating the power of technological innovation. Trane Technologies is expected to trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker ‘TT’. Through its strategic brands Trane Technologies will create efficient and sustainable solutions for buildings, homes and transportation.

Michael W. Lamach, chairman and chief executive of the current Ingersoll Rand and of the future Trane Technologies, said: “Global megatrends are pushing climate action to the forefront of the world’s agenda.

“We excel where these megatrends intersect with our advanced technologies and powerful innovation. Building on our leadership in sustainability, Trane Technologies will redefine the status quo for our industry and challenge what is possible for our customers and the world.”

Mr Lamach added: “Our focus will be on sustainable businesses that directly address these megatrends and create customer value, a proven business operating system that generates productivity and execution excellence and a winning culture that empowers people to deliver their best.

“Trane Technologies will have greater focus, more targeted investments and a simplified business model that will allow us to increase speed and agility and deliver value for shareholders, customers and employees.”

Trane Technologies will continue to pursue Ingersoll Rand’s previously announced 2030 sustainability targets, designed to create positive impact for society and enable a premier performing company. These commitments include:

  • The gigaton challenge: to reduce customers’ carbon emissions by one gigaton by the year 2030.
  • Leading by example: to ensure that operations have a restorative impact on the environment including achieving carbon-neutral operations and zero waste to landfill, and giving back more water than used in water-stressed areas.
  • Opportunity for all: in its workplace, with goals to achieve gender parity in leadership and workforce diversity reflective of our communities. It will also enhance opportunity in its communities through investments in education and workforce development, access to housing and comfort and food and nutrition for under-served populations.

Trane Technologies’ executive leadership team will be effective 1 January 2020, in readiness for the close of the Reverse Morris Trust (RMT) transaction and will report directly to Mr Lamach.

Dave Regnery has been appointed president and chief operating officer. Mr Regnery currently serves as executive vice president for Ingersoll Rand’s Climate and Industrial segments, overseeing financial and operating performance and reporting to Mr Lamach.

“Dave has done an outstanding job leading both our Climate and Industrial segments over the past two years. His success, extensive knowledge of our businesses and operations and passion for our customers make this expanded role a logical step,” said Mr Lamach.

Marcia Avedon, executive vice president and chief human resources, marketing and communications officer; Paul Camuti, executive vice president and chief technology and strategy officer; Sue Carter, senior vice president and chief financial officer will be succeeded by Chris Kuehn, who currently serves as vice president and chief accounting officer; Ray Pittard, leader of the company’s Transformation and execution excellence; and Evan Turtz, senior vice president and general counsel will oversee Trane Technologies’ enterprise-wide functions.

These people will support the company’s strategy, people, culture and governance, as the climate company prepares for its separation from Ingersoll Rand, and ensure continuity of leadership within the new company.

Mr Lamach concluded: “I am looking forward to leading Trane Technologies into the future, backed by this strong leadership team. Together, we will deliver on our strategy and commitments — for the benefit of our employees, customers and shareholders. We are encouraged by the great progress we are making on closing our transaction and are confident that we are positioning Trane Technologies for success.”

18 December 2019

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