Ingersoll Rand has continued to gain momentum in 2014 with our diversity and inclusion efforts for military veterans. Recently, our increasingly strong effort to employ veterans was featured as the cover story in Search & Employ magazine. The magazine, published by RecruitMilitary, provides “opportunities to connect superior military experienced talent with leading companies.”
The cover story put the spotlight on Ingersoll Rand’s work to recruit military veterans and the direct alignment between our company’s values and those of the military. The article also featured interviews with three Ingersoll Rand employees who are military veterans.
“At Ingersoll Rand, we know the value a veteran can bring to the table, and we enjoy putting people in positions where we know they will succeed,” said Jordan Nowlin, HVAC field technician apprentice with Trane in Nashville. Tennessee. “Don’t be shy or timid about reaching out to connect with people, and be confident that your skills will translate to a successful career.”
Nowlin joined Ingersoll Rand after his honorable discharge from the Marine Corps in 2013. He explained how he was able to take advantage of educational opportunities while in the Marines to develop skills he could use after completing his military service.
Jeremy Degnan, talent acquisition partner, Tech Recruitment, is
a veteran of the U.S. Army. He began his corporate career in Ingersoll
Rand’s global program management organization in 2010. Degnan
discussed his military experience and acknowledged its importance for
his success in the civilian sector.
“For me, it began with ROTC at NC State,” Degnan noted. “I was trained very early in my career to problem-solve, manage people and emotions while focusing on the task at hand in incredibly stressful environments – all while working cross-functionally as part of a team to complete the mission.”
Warren W. Michelsen, general manager, Trane Northwest-Hawaii District, is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. After attaining the rank of captain, he joined Trane in 1992. Michelsen emphasized the significance of his military positions in developing leadership skills essential to his management position at Ingersoll Rand.
“The military helped me develop my leadership skills, teaching me how to effectively manage diverse and large groups of people early in my career,” Michelsen said.
To find Ingersoll Rand’s feature in the magazine, jump to the sixth page of the PDF.