Ingersoll-Rand

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.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ingersoll-Rand

News Roundup

April 2019

+ Where are they now from April 2014:

+ Duke/Coach K + communication:  https://www.inc.com/carmine-gallo/duke-basketballs-coach-k-uses-a-powerful-communication-tactic-to-build-motivate-winning-teams.html

+ Herb Kelleher + leadership:  www.forbes.com/sites/jillgriffin/2019/03/21/leadership-lessons-from-herb-kelleher/#413f28504d8b

+ Ikea + change:  https://www.inc.com/scott-mautz/amazon-forced-ikea-to-change-everything-almost-ikeas-genius-plan-will-help-any-company-fight-back.html

+ Autonomous weeders:  https://techcrunch.com/2019/03/27/farmwise-turns-to-roush-to-build-autonomous-vegetable-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:  https://www.inc.com/damon-brown/jim-collins-shares-what-separates-successful-from-frustrated-luck-is-part-of-it.html

+ Sriracha:  https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2019-04-06/thaitheparos-sriraja-panich-sriracha-comes-to-the-u-s-market