Robert Thikoll has developed great expertise in the growing area of lean transformation throughout his career and he is now helping to transform the Ingersoll-Rand company with exciting new initiatives. The company itself is well-known for its products that increase efficiency in several major areas such as commercial, industrial, and residential applications.
The role of Vice-President of Operational Excellence carries with it a substantial weight of responsibility and Thikoll is especially well-suited for this job. He regularly interacts with other leading executives throughout Ingersoll-Rand’s many divisions and helps implement lean objectives and programs. The thought leadership that goes into this draws upon his previous experience in lean transformation.
Thikoll is adept at developing working partnerships with high-ranking decision makers in an effort to overhaul operations in a lean fashion. This helps increase growth and expands profit margins and contributes significantly to the winning culture at Ingersoll-Rand.
One thing that Thikoll has learned during the course of his career is to temper his ambitions. He has indicated in a recent interview that there are many ways to fulfill career objectives without running roughshod over people in the process. Another important thing that he’s learned is the solving of thorny problems can occur at any time with the right effort. Waiting for the stars to align is not an option for Robert Thikoll.
The substantial role that Thikoll plays at Ingersoll-Rand began in 2014 but his prior work history has helped him immeasurably on his path to success. He became intimately acquainted with the principles of lean transformation during his tenure at Aisin Takaoka Company. They are a Toyota supplier and he spent several years living and working in Japan where he absorbed these concepts.
Robert Thikioll holds two Bachelor degrees from Arizona State University and they are in Political Science and the Japanese language. He also holds a minor in Asian studies to round off his formal education.