February 19, 2018

Engineering Week 2018

Alexis Johnson, Intelligent Services and Controls Account Manager                                                                                                                                                                                        

Why are you proud to be an engineer?

Being an engineer, you fail a lot. You test a new idea, invent a new product, implement a new application, or try a new process, and then it fails. Failure is a part of learning and a stepping stone of the pathway of success. Thomas Edison said “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” I get the privilege of failing every day and that does not make me a failure. That makes me an engineer and I’m proud of that.

Why do you love engineering?

Engineers are change makers. They are innovators, trail blazers, and dreamers. They find new and creative ways to make the world a better place. I love engineering because the impacts of engineering leave a legacy for generations to come.

How does being an engineer at Ingersoll Rand make an impact in the world?

Over 40 percent of all the energy that is spent in the United States is on conditioning our buildings through air conditioning and lighting. Working at Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort solutions and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, I can make a direct impact on the energy landscape through reducing energy consumption, implementing new energy efficient systems, and finding more ways to utilize green and renewable energy sources.

Julie Eagle, Systems & Compliance Engineer

Why are you proud to be an engineer?

While the term “engineering” might conjure up images of spreadsheets, graphs and greasy tools, the best solutions are simple, elegant and efficient.  There is something awesome about taking the chaos of seemingly infinite possibilities and methodically refining it down to an optimized solution and I’m proud to be part of that.

Why do you love engineering?

As a kid, I loved Bill Nye, zoos, museums and just learning about how things work.  Engineering is all about figuring out how something works when it doesn’t exist yet. New products build on existing technologies and often integrate new ideas from the latest research, so it’s a great career for people like me who want to keep exploring new ideas.

How does being an engineer at Ingersoll Rand make an impact in the world?

Engineers at Ingersoll Rand have tremendous potential to impact the global environment.  The US Energy Information Administration found that, in 2016, 32 percent of US energy was consumed by the industrial sector and another 40 percent was consumed by commercial and residential buildings. Ingersoll Rand is a sustainability-conscious industrial manufacturing company that owns one of the most prevalent heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) companies and our products reach millions of people every year. Our reputation for premium products gives us the freedom to innovate and create industry-leading solutions that could change the way HVAC is done, rather than competing simply on price. If you want to work on state-of-the-art solutions to some of biggest problems facing our environment, there’s no better place to work.

Shannon Bumgarner, Category Manager, Global Integrated Supply Chain

Why are you proud to be an engineer?

I am proud to be an engineer as this profession gives you a front row seat in solving some of the world’s toughest challenges including food availability, energy usage reduction and global connectivity. Engineering allows you to leverage a complex blend of creativity and problem solving skills to create new opportunities while improving the lives of others.  

Why do you love engineering?

I love engineering because it has given me diverse opportunities to build sustaining processes and systems. Each of these situations, while they may use similar concepts, requires innovative thinking and the ability to “connect dots” across disparate products, processes, and cultures.  Such connection often leads to breakthrough results and a self-sustaining system yielding benefits for years to come.  One of my most fulfilling experiences is to reengage with a system I helped build – the ability to see how it has flourished and contributed to ongoing operational excellence.

How does being an engineer at Ingersoll Rand make an impact in the world?

At Ingersoll Rand, engineers are powering the continual pursuit of inventive thought necessary for our premier performance journey. Our impacts can be felt in enhanced energy-efficient products with low-greenhouse gas emissions, in delivery of fresh produce to remote geographies, or in support of safe production of food and beverages. The Ingersoll Rand engineer’s ability to contribute to a better world is only limited by their own imagination – so the sky is the limit! 

Eric Befidi, Director Product Management

Why are you proud to be an engineer?

To me, I take pride in solving problems. As an engineer, we experience the satisfaction of seeing our efforts come to life, from a simple idea generated in our minds to something of beauty that can help better human kind. It is one of the few profession where we can make a difference when truly expressing the power of human collaboration. 

Why do you love engineering?

For me the love of engineering goes back to the love of problem solving in my younger days. Engineering has allowed me to be creative, design things that matter, solve problems, make a difference and best of all work with some great people.

How does being an engineer at Ingersoll Rand make an impact in the world?

Being an engineer at Ingersoll Rand allows me to contribute in the creation of comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments that advance the quality of life across the globe.

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