DAVIDSON, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Charlotte Business Journal awarded Steve Hagood the prestigious ‘CIO of the Year’ in recognition of his significant contributions to Ingersoll Rand’s bottom line. Hagood is the vice president and chief information officer for Ingersoll Rand, a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments.
Hagood develops and executes Ingersoll Rand’s information technology (IT) strategies. His innovative use of IT to optimize business processes, enable growth, and create competitive advantage and a better IT customer experience helped him secure this prestigious honor. The awards reception took place on Thursday, July 17 at the McGlohon Theater in Charlotte, N.C.
“Steve is a highly respected role model with a strong commitment to professional excellence,” said Michael W. Lamach, chairman and chief executive officer of Ingersoll Rand. “He has helped enable Ingersoll Rand’s growth and productivity through business-focused technology products and services. We congratulate him on this honor and for his outstanding contributions to the company, as well as to the Charlotte community.”
Hagood joined Ingersoll Rand from the Goodrich Corporation, where he served as the vice president and CIO since 2003. With 30 years of experience, Hagood has worked in executive roles in the aerospace and defense, manufacturing and service industries. In 1993, he began working for Goodrich Corporation and held increasing levels of responsibility in a variety of IT and finance positions. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Texas at Austin, and is a certified public accountant in the state of Texas. Hagood is a member and former chairman of the executive board for Apparo, an organization whose mission is to improve nonprofit organization effectiveness through technology.
About Ingersoll Rand
Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands—including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Thermo King® and Trane®—work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. We are a $12 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. For more information, visit www.ingersollrand.com.