January 12, 2011

Ingersoll Rand Names New Chief Information Officer


Swords, Ireland, January 12, 2011 – Ingersoll-Rand plc (NYSE:IR), a world leader in creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments, is pleased to announce the appointment of Archana Deskus as vice president and chief information officer (CIO), effective January 17. Deskus joins Ingersoll Rand from Timex Group where she served as senior vice president and CIO for the past four years.

“Archie is a respected industry veteran whose technology and leadership experience will play a key role in helping Ingersoll Rand achieve its goal of becoming a premier performing company,” said Michael W. Lamach, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Ingersoll Rand. “I’m pleased to welcome Archie to the team to develop and execute the company’s information technology strategies.”

Deskus will report to Lamach as part of his executive leadership team and relocate to Davidson, N.C. 

Prior to joining Timex Group, Deskus worked for United Technologies Company where she served as the vice president and CIO for Carrier’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning business in North America from 2003 to 2006. Earlier in her career, she worked for Pratt & Whitney Aircraft in a variety of IT leadership and technical positions.

Deskus earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and management information system from Boston University and a master’s degree in business administration from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.


About Ingersoll Rand
Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) is a world leader in creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments in commercial, residential and industrial markets. Our people and our family of brands—including Club Car®, Hussmann®, Ingersoll Rand®, Schlage®, Thermo King® and Trane® —work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings, transport and protect food and perishables, secure homes and commercial properties, and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. We are a $13 billion global business committed to sustainable business practices within our company and for our customers. For more information, visit www.ingersollrand.com.

Misty Zelent, Ingersoll Rand
704-655-5324, mzelent@irco.com

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