North American HQ

Ingersoll Rand was my first real job after graduate school….or so I thought. Due to a reorganization at the Painted Post, NY plant….there was a 3 month wait to start a career in manufacturing gas compressors like this one:

However it did not work out….so a 180 degree shift in direction to the family home furnishings business.

Ingersoll-Rand is a global diversified industrial manufacturing company formed in 1905 by the merger of Ingersoll-Sergeant Drill Company and Rand Drill Company.  While the legal domicile is in Ireland….the North American HQ is in Davidson, NC….about two hours west of RDU.

News Roundup

April 2019

+ Where are they now from April 2014:

+ Duke/Coach K + communication:

+ Herb Kelleher + leadership:

+ Ikea + change:

+ Autonomous weeders:

+ Tom Peters:  I have said that my 40-year professional life can be captured in just six words: “HARD” IS SOFT. “SOFT” IS HARD. (Budgets and plans [“hard”] are fictions. Great relationships and an effective culture [“soft”] are bedrock.

+ Jim Collins + maximize opportunities:

+ Sriracha: