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Tom Fletcher

Vice President Energy Services Engineering & Innovation, Trane
Tom Fletcher is the vice president of Energy Services Engineering and Innovation within the Trane Commercial Business Unit of Ingersoll Rand. Tom leads a global team responsible for building automation systems development, quality, productivity, and sustainment. In addition, Tom leads innovation activity across of Trane Commercial, and product related cyber security advancements across IR. Over the past 14 years at Ingersoll Rand, Tom has lead the creation of a new generation of Trane Controls, integrated geographically dispersed controls engineering teams, advanced the state of connected buildings, improved business processes to “do the right new products the right way,” and created offshore development capability to support Ingersoll Rand’s growth. Tom’s engineering team identifies and leverages new technology while driving quality, consistency, and efficiency into product & technology development. Working closely across the organization to define and create the “next generation” architecture for future building controls and services. Prior to joining Ingersoll Rand, Tom spent 19 years with Honeywell. While there he progressed in a variety of engineering leadership roles at the corporate and business unit level. Before moving to management, Tom was awarded nine patents and three technical awards, and published several technical papers. Tom holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Iowa State University, and a MBA from the University of St. Thomas. He is also a Six Sigma Black Belt.

Ingersoll Rand

Trane Inc. manufactures, supplies, and services heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems or controls for commercial, residential, institutional, and industrial markets worldwide. The company offers heating and cooling products that include air conditioners, air handlers, gas and oil furnaces, heat pumps, coils, packaged systems, geothermal systems, and ductless systems; thermostat controls; and HVAC system add-on components. It also provides air-cooled, water-cooled, compressor, and absorption liquid chillers, as well as ancillary chiller water plant equipment; rooftop systems, split systems, self-contained systems, variable air volume systems, and water source heat pumps; and air handling systems, which include performance air handlers, make-up air gas heating systems, air handler options, and air cleaning options. In addition, the company offers terminal devices that comprise unit heaters and ventilators, blower coil air handlers, fan coil units, ventilation fans, and personalized terminal air conditioners; ductless solutions; and dedicated outdoor air systems. Further, it provides dehumidifying and air cleaning products; service and parts support; advanced building controls; financing solutions; and home automation solutions for residential customers. The company serves building owners and their construction agents in various markets, including education, healthcare, government, industrial and manufacturing, lodging, retail, data center, architect, engineering, hospitality, and commercial real estate. It sells products through a distribution network. Trane Inc. was formerly known as American Standard Companies, Inc. and changed its name to Trane Inc. in November 2007. The company was founded in 1913 and is headquartered in Swords, Ireland. It has locations and production facilities worldwide. As of June 5, 2008, Trane Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Ingersoll-Rand Plc.