Ingersoll Rand Leader to Share Insight on Integrating Sustainability into Business Planning for Emerging Markets at WEC Roundtable

Ingersoll Rand Leader to Share Insight on Integrating Sustainability into Business Planning for Emerging Markets at WEC Roundtable

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 9:00am

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DAVIDSON, N.C., Sept. 23, 2015, /3BL Media/ – Randy Newton, vice president of Enterprise Engineering at Ingersoll Rand, a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, will join other industry experts at a roundtable hosted by the World Environment Center (WEC) on September 24.

Newton’s session, titled “Integrating Sustainability Knowledge into Business Planning and Implementation,” includes representatives from SC Johnson, WaterHealth and Harvard University. Using real-world examples, he will provide unique insight into the global need for implementing sustainability practices and techniques into business plans in emerging markets.

“To successfully integrate sustainability into emerging markets, companies must be mindful to include it across all aspects of their business. This means not only in products and services, but also in integration with their people and the culture in which they operate,” Newton said. “Recognizing the intersection between developing and selling products and services and integrating sustainability into all practices is an important first step for companies hoping to influence many of the macro trends we’re seeing across the world today.”

The one-day roundtable takes place from 8:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m. in Washington, D.C., and features guest speakers from across the globe operating in a variety of industries. WEC creates sustainable business solutions through individual projects in emerging markets, convenes leadership roundtables to shape strategic thinking across a range of sustainability topics and honors industry excellence through the annual awarding of its Gold Medal Award.

In September 2014, Ingersoll Rand made public its climate commitment to achieve a 50 percent reduction in greenhouse gas refrigerant (GHG) footprint of our products by 2020, and incorporating alternatives with lower global warming potential across the company’s product portfolio by 2030; make a $500 million investment in product-related research and development over the next five years to fund the long-term reduction of GHG emissions; and a 35 percent reduction in greenhouse gas footprint of our own operations by 2020.

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About Ingersoll Rand

Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands — including Club Car®Ingersoll Rand®, Thermo King® and Trane® — work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. We are a $13 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. For more information, visit

About the Speaker

Randy Newton is the vice president of Enterprise Engineering at Ingersoll Rand. In this role, Newton is responsible for leading refrigerant technology strategy for Ingersoll Rand and managing four Ingersoll Rand Engineering and Technology Centers globally, including centers in Bangalore and Chennai, India, Shanghai, China and Prague, Czech Republic.  

He has more than 30 years of experience with Trane, including leadership positions in operations, quality, product management, product planning and engineering. Previously Newton was the vice president of global engineering for the Trane and Thermo King, brands of Ingersoll Rand, where he was responsible for developing new technologies, products and applications. Newton has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering for the University of Wisconsin – Madison and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse. He is a longtime member of ASHRAE.


Paige Muhlenkamp, Ingersoll Rand 

CATEGORY: Environment