An Interview With Robert Thikoll

About Robert Thikoll:

Ingersoll Rand is a multi-billion dollar brand that strives to make products that make life easier. It is also the company that Robert Thikoll became the Vice President of Operations of in 2014.

Thikoll has been responsible for growing the outreach of the company to as many markets as possible. He also focuses on reforming their operations to make them as efficient as possible. The more efficient the operations, the lower the prices are for customers of the company all around the world. Recently, he sat down for an interview with CEOCFO Magazine and talked about the following subjects.

What Is Your Day-To-Day Vision?

He stated that it was about the people on his team. Through the use of continuous improvement (CI) techniques to promote lean-thinking and cut down on waste, he helps to make Ingersoll Rand a more effective company that can provide its products at better prices for the end user.

What Have You Learned About The Do’s And Dont’s Of Leadership?

Robert Thikoll is a humble man on this question. He says that he is still learning every day about what he should and should not do as a leader. There are always new challenges with any potential issue that he faces. He does not pretend to have all of the answers in front of him and ready to go. His people respect him more because he is not afraid to admit when he does not know something. He feels that he can ask for help from someone who does understand.

While Living In Japan What Did You Learn?

Teamwork was the biggest skill he picked up here. He says that you have to win or lose as a team. When failures do occur, you have to pick each other up and work on ways to improve in the future.

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