April 21, 2014

Lamach Featured in Diversity Journal for Second Straight Year

 

For the second straight year, Ingersoll Rand Chairman and CEO Michael W. Lamach was featured  in Diversity Journal’s special issue titled “Leadership in Action”  Lamach was recognized, along with 32 other CEOs from a wide variety of global industries, for embracing diversity and inclusion. “These men and women are igniting change within their organizations and across the world,” the magazine stated.

In a by-lined article on page 53 of the magazine’s March/April issue, Lamach called building a  progressive, diverse and inclusive culture “not only a business imperative” that gives the company a competitive advantage, but “a social and ethical responsibility embedded in our core values” He said it is “..a component of our winning culture and essential to being a cutting-edge leader.” Lamach said he believes diversity is a competitive advantage because “culture binds an organization together and it is the hardest thing for competitors to copy.”

Lamach noted the following ways Ingersoll Rand supports diversity and inclusion: through focus on attracting skilled candidates in science, technology, engineering and math; through fostering innovation and collaboration and employee engagement through the company’s Employee Resource Groups;  through recruiting military veterans; and by providing opportunities for employees to enhance their careers through education. 

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