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Robert Thikoll – Enhancing and Promoting Lean Production

Robert Thikoll is the Vice President of Global Operation Excellence for Ingersoll Rand. He works to help grow and develop Operation Excellence via lean conversions. Through leadership and hands-on experiences, he helps provide lean motives throughout the company. Thikoll also works closely with the company’s business units as they strategically work with the president and senior leadership.

Thikoll has exhibited many years of success throughout his career. He chooses to focus on people every day and work towards creating a lean environment for everyone. By working with leaders, coaches and problem solvers, he believes we can create an environment that can produce some very dramatic and exceptional results to some of the largest problems in the industry.

Thikoll utilizes the lean procedure in Ingersoll Rand while helping others to understand the importance of the process and the quality involved. You have to continually work towards the results that you are seeking. If you let the process drop and don’t follow through, you’ll never experience the efficiency involved with the transformation of a lean program.

Robert Thikoll started working for Ingersoll Rand in October 2014 and has worked to create a sustainable lean environment with some of their top executive leaders. Ingersoll Rand is a $13 billion global business that helps to promote an advancement in the quality of life by producing efficient environments. They work with several different brands that include Club Car, Ingersoll Rand, Trane and Thermo King. Together, they work to help bring quality air into homes and businesses. They also help to provide transportation and protection involving food while enhancing industrial efficiency.

Prior to his involvement at Ingersoll Rand, Thikoll worked with Danaher’s Beckman Coulter Life Sciences for fifteen years. He started in 2000 and quickly worked his way up to the vice president position before he left in 2015. While working for Danaher, he won many rewards for his exceptional performance and dedication to the global operations industry. Eight years prior to his work at Danaher, he worked for Aisin Takaoka Company which is a Toyota company. While living in Japan, he also worked for Intat Precision, where he gained many years of experience as an operational leader. He attended the Arizona State University while living in Tempe, Florida. He graduated with two bachelor degrees in Political Science and Japanese. He also has a minor in Asian studies which helped him a lot while living in Japan.