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.

How Joel Friant Has Succeeded As A Serial Entrepreneur

Joel Friant is an entrepreneur who has founded a large number of companies. He is enthusiastic about the United State’s free market system which makes entrepreneurship like his possible and rewardable. Over the course of his professional career he has created a number of products. He likes running home-based businesses in particular. In addition to looking out for his own career, he also enjoys helping others achieve similar success. He says that people are often surprised by how much they can beat their initial expectations in their lives and careers once they put their minds to it.

For a while earlier in his career Joel Friant was a real estate agent and a home remodeler. He established his own fast food restaurant in 1995 which offered Thai food. He had the moniker of, “The Thai Guy” while running this business. It was during this time that he developed a huge interest in Habanero Chile Pepper and developed a product called The Habanero Shaker that he offered to consumers.

After leaving the restaurant business Joel Friant went back to real estate. He started up his own company where he bought foreclosures, rehabilitated them, and then sold them within a year, otherwise known as “house flipping”. Staying in the industry, in 2003 he joined a real estate firm where he handled real estate mortgage loans and was successful enough to be his office’s top salesperson.

When Joel Friant originally sold The Habenero Shaker it became a big seller at big grocery chains across Washington State. He revisited this product in 2012 and The ‘Original’ Habanero Shaker was re-born. He sells this product on both Amazon and eBay and has achieved many sales this way.

Joel Friant says that Habanero is the best pepper because it’s both very tasty and has the perfect amount of heat to it. The ‘Original’ Habanero Shaker contains nothing but Habanero Peppers with no other additives, preservatives, or artificial colors. Also, with a rating of 200,000 Scoville units of heat in Habanero Pepper you know that you’ll know that this product will be carrying plenty of heat to satisfy you.