SOURCE: Ingersoll RandDESCRIPTION:
DAVIDSON, N.C., July 15, 2015 /3BL Media/ – George Wan, vice president, engineering and technology for Thermo King, a brand of Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR), will join policymakers and other industry leaders at Accelerate Energy Productivity 2030, a joint event hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy, Alliance to Save Energy and Council on Competitiveness. Ingersoll Rand is a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments.
Wan will join representatives from the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) and Lockheed Martin at the forum’s opening session on July 16. He will discuss the role advanced manufacturing plays in creating more efficient products and how innovation and advanced technologies are influencing manufacturing.
“As in other industries, manufacturing is evolving and adapting to new practices that play a crucial role in better preparing us for the realities of the future,” Wan said. “Ingersoll Rand continues to be on the forefront of such innovations and believes sharing insights and learnings is key to enhancing advanced manufacturing techniques used to create more efficient products today and in the future.”
The event is part of the Accelerate Energy Productivity 2030 initiative which supports the President's goal to double U.S. energy productivity by 2030.
“The Accelerate Energy Productivity 2030 initiative brings together local and national energy efficiency leaders to discuss strategies for doubling U.S. energy productivity by the year 2030,” said Kateri Callahan, president of the Alliance to Save Energy. “Alliance Associate Ingersoll Rand not only provides an important perspective within the larger conversation taking place in St. Paul, its market-leading technologies and services are also essential for addressing our nation’s energy needs.”
In September 2014, Ingersoll Rand made public its climate commitment to achieve a 50 percent reduction in greenhouse gas refrigerant footprint of our products by 2020, and incorporating alternatives with lower global warming potential across the company’s product portfolio by 2030; make a $500 million investment in product-related research and development over the next five years to fund the long-term reduction of GHG emissions; and a 35 percent reduction in greenhouse gas footprint of our own operations by 2020.
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 $13 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. For more information, visit www.ingersollrand.com.
About the Speaker
George Wan is vice president of engineering and technology for the Transport Solutions business of Ingersoll Rand that goes to market as Thermo King. Wan leads the research and development of reliable, safe and efficient transport refrigeration products and solutions for the Transport Solution business. He manages an international organization of engineering professionals.
Wan has published multiple journal articles in computational mechanics and advanced acoustics and is recognized as an expert in simulation-driven design. He is a past board member for the Vibro-Acoustics Consortium at the University of Kentucky in 2012-2014. Wan holds a Ph.D and Master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Kentucky.
Paige Muhlenkamp, Ingersoll Rand
KEYWORDS: Energy, Business & Trade, george wan, Lockheed Martin, DOE, U.S. energy productivity, Council on Competitiveness, Thermo King, Alliance to Save Energy, ASE, Accelerate Energy Productivity 2030, climate commitment