Ingersoll Rand is a massive, $13 billion corporation that focuses on products and services designed to help advance the quality of life of its customers. This goal is reached through a wide variety of methods and the Vice President of Operational Excellence, Robert Thikoll, is there to ensure that the highest quality standards are met.
His job as the Vice President of Operational Excellence requires that Robert stay at the head of developing as well as implementing the practices that are intended to move the company towards lean transformation. With a whole team working with him, they aim to provide the highest quality thought leadership.
Through a duo of both hands-on engagement as well as influence, Robert and his staff are able to implement a wide range of initiatives that are designed to increase overall efficiency as well as productivity.
Robert has held and grown through various positions of responsibility during his time at Danaher. He currently holds two bachelor’s degrees, one in Political Science as well as another in Japanese and additionally he has a minor in Asian studies, all completed at the Arizona State University in Tempe.
Robert Thikoll is one of the few businessmen around that carries himself to some of the more old-school ideals. He has been known to say that even though we live in an era of light-speed technology and virtual interfacing, interaction and human relations are what will determine the success or failure of any project.
Keeping an emphasis on people and mentoring has enabled Robert to advance in both his career as well as in his personal life. When prompted, Robert gave away one nice little bit of knowledge for entrepreneurs, with a culture that is slowly stepping away from fatty American and European food and towards a much healthier Asian cuisine perhaps investment in that direction is wise.