President, Transport Solutions North America and Europe, Middle East and Africa
Ray Pittard is President of Transport Solutions for North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa at Ingersoll Rand. In this role, Ray has full responsibility for the management, operations, strategy and performance of the Thermo King business. Prior to this role, Ray held leadership positions in a variety of functions including global products, engineering, program management, marketing and general management. Ray has been a member of the Climate Solutions leadership team since its creation in 2009.
Ray joined Ingersoll Rand’s Air Solutions Group in 1988 holding key roles in sales, engineering, and product management before moving to Ingersoll Rand’s Climate Control Technologies sector in 2001. In the Climate Control Technologies sector Ray held positions in business development, product management and general management. There he held various leadership roles in the U.S. and Europe, including president of the sector’s European-Served Area businesses.
Ray serves as a board member for the Ingersoll Rand Foundation for charitable corporate giving as well as a board member of the Ada Jenkins Center charitable organization in North Carolina. He holds a BSME degree from Texas A&M University and has attended advanced programs from the University of Chicago, Wharton and global leadership development programs through Ingersoll Rand.