While Robert Thikoll is incredibly excited about technological advancements, he firmly believes that interactions and relationships with human beings are what determines how successful an individual will be. Thikoll currently serves as Vice President of Operational Excellence at Ingersoll Rand, a company that focuses on improving quality of life. Ingersoll Rand is the parent company of several popular brands including Trane®, Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand® and Thermo King®.
Robert Thikoll’s role at Ingersoll Rand involves furthering growth and development, implementing lean initiatives and working alongside the company’s senior leaders to promote higher margins. This requires Thikoll to have strong communication skills, the ability to work with others, excellent time management skills and leadership abilities.
Mr. Thikoll has an impressive work history that allows him to excel at his vice president position. After graduating from Arizona State University with degrees in both Political Science and Japanese, Thikoll moved to Japan and played an important role at the Aisin Takaoka Company. After eight years in Asia, Thikoll returned to the United States and was employed by Danaher for more than 15 years. He was the proud recipient of numerous accolades for his work in global industries and was eventually promoted to a vice president position.
Robert Thikoll is always on the go. He feels that people are most productive when they’re in touch with their own biorhythm. Since Robert is most productive in the morning he schedules the majority of his meetings early in the day. Then he builds off of that momentum to carry him through the day.
Robert Thikoll is proud to be known as a mentor among his colleagues. If he could go back in time, and mentor his younger self, he would tell himself that his elbows are too sharp. It’s possible to be successful in the business world without being hostile.