TRANE CELEBRATES 72 YEARS OF PATENT HISTORY IN TYLER
Patent wall unveiled to honor Trane’s legacy of innovation
Tyler, TX, May 3, 2013 – Prior to Thursday’s Comfort & Efficiency Town Hall, Gary Michel joined Paul Camuti, Ken Schoeneck and Matthew Pereira and 18 patent holders to celebrate 72 years of patent history. The team gathered to unveil a “Wall of Fame” at the facility that reflects the 231 patents that local employees have invented; the event was part of year-long celebrations honoring Trane’s 100th anniversary, as well as the 156th birthday of founder James Trane (born April 29, 1857).
“This is about honoring our employees, both past and present, who have contributed to this long heritage,” Michel said. When the company was created in Wisconsin in 1913, Trane introduced the very first indoor air conditioning type product and has been unstoppable ever since!
“We're recognizing innovations that continue to make our company strong,” Michel added. “We're proud of our patent holders and our inventors. They really are the blood of what makes our business strong.”
Paul Camuti, senior vice president of innovation and chief technology officer for Ingersoll Rand, told the crowd that each one of the patents, or ideas, on the wall represents a novel piece of technology. “Each one is worth their weight in gold to the company,” he said. “Behind each idea is an individual.”
About Ingersoll Rand
Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands—including Club Car®, 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 $14 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. For more information, visit http://www.ingersollrand.com.