Robert Thikoll

Vice President of Operational Excellence in Indianapolis, Indiana

Robert Thikoll

Vice President of Operational Excellence in Indianapolis, Indiana

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Robert Thikoll joined Ingersoll Rand in October 2014 as Vice President of Operational Excellence.

Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR), a $13 billion global business, advances the quality of life by creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments; its family of brands—including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Thermo King® and Trane®—work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; and increase industrial productivity and efficiency.

In his role as vice president of operational excellence, Robert is responsible for growing and developing Ingersoll Rand’s commitment operational excellence through lean transformation. He and his team provide thought leadership, influence and hands-on engagement to lead the comprehensive implementation of lean initiatives throughout the company. He partners closely with presidents and senior leaders of the company’s strategic business units to help identify, lead and execute lean objectives to drive growth and margin expansion, along with growing the company’s winning culture.

Robert held roles of increasing responsibility with Danaher from 2000-2015, including vice president, global operations for Danaher’s Beckman Coulter Life Sciences in Indianapolis, Indiana. While with Danaher, he won many accolades for premier performance in his global facilities. Prior to Danaher, Robert had eight years of lean experience with Aisin Takaoka Company, a tier-one Toyota, supplier living and working in Japan, and Intat Precision, an Aisin Takaoka subsidiary.

Rob has dual bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and Japanese with a minor in Asian studies from Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona.

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  • Work
    • Ingersoll Rand
  • Education
    • Arizona State University