President, Material Handling and Power Tools
Maria Blase is President of the Material Handling and Power Tools businesses of Ingersoll Rand.
Maria has 25 years of experience with diverse industries including transport, buildings, services, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and mining. After joining Ingersoll Rand in 1999, she was promoted to global financial roles of increasing importance, including chief financial officer of the $8 billion Climate Solutions sector. In 2013, she was named President of the HVAC and Transport Latin America business of Ingersoll Rand, and in late 2017 assumed her most recent role.
She is widely respected for applying her extensive knowledge of financial management to drive business growth. In her prior role, the HVAC and Transport Latin America business was recognized for its financial performance with Ingersoll Rand’s Premier Performance and Head Winds Awards.
Maria is a CPA and a graduate of Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, where she received both her undergraduate degree and master in business administration in accounting. In addition to being a founding member and executive committee member for the company’s Progressive, Diverse and Inclusive efforts, Maria also participates with local charities in the Miami area.