May 6, 2010

Ingersoll Rand sponsors IIE regional conference

STATE COLLEGE, PA (INGERSOLL RAND NEWS SERVICE) -- Ingersoll Rand recently sponsored the 2010 Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) Northeast Regional Conference in State College, PA, which was hosted by Penn State’s student chapter of IIE. The event was attended by more than 180 students from schools such as Penn State, Virginia Tech and Rutgers. The conference focused on the theme of "International Industrial Engineering" and featured various speakers from multiple world-renowned corporations.

Keith Sultana, vice president, Operations for the Industrial Technologies Sector, was the keynote speaker at the conference banquet. He shared examples of how Ingersoll Rand utilizes industrial engineering tools to enhance the efficiency of its facilities while introducing students to Ingersoll Rand as a company and a workplace. According to Jennifer Derhaag and Jordan Shelton, two of the student organizers from Penn State, “Keith’s speech was extremely useful to the students in attendance. The pictures that he used told 1,000 words and allowed the students in attendance to connect what they learned in the classroom to real industry.”

In addition to Sultana, Tyler Johnston, sourcing manager at Industrial Technologies' Athens Operations ITS, and Nicole Szekeres, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at Industrial Technologies' Athens Operations, attended the conference and were highly visible and active throughout the weekend. From a recruiting standpoint, Szekeres noted, “The IIE Northeast Regional Conference was a great opportunity to interact with high-caliber industrial engineering students from Penn State and other regional universities. For those students interested in rotation programs, we were able to share more information about our ADP program, including the academic and work experience requirements.”

By sponsoring the 2010 IIE Northeast Regional Conference, Ingersoll Rand was able to showcase our company to high-caliber potential candidates while simultaneously strengthening our recruiting relationship with the Penn State Industrial Engineering department. The Penn State Recruiting team built on the momentum generated by the IIE Conference with a company-sponsored sponsored BBQ in late April.

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