"It's exciting to see Corporate America waking up to this notion of 'it is helpful to have more diversity of thought into everything that we do,' especially in manufacturing."

Diversity in Manufacturing

March 28, 2019

Griselda Abousleman was appointed Ingersoll Rand’s vice president, operational excellence for Transport Solutions NA/EMEA in May 2018. Ingersoll Rand’s family of brands includes Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Thermo King® and Trane®.

In her current role, she leads the operational excellence and transformation strategies for Transport Solutions NA/EMEA and its partnering dealer network. She has led successful business transformations globally and has extensive experience in leading teams to accomplish breakthrough results. 

Prior to this role, she was integrated supply chain leader for Fluid Management, Material Handling and Power Tools, she drove continued improvement of the value streams and was responsible for a supply chain strategy to optimize performance in critical operational areas, including cycle time, safety, quality, delivery and productivity for three of the company’s 10 strategic business units.

Griselda joined Ingersoll Rand in January 2013 as a director in operational excellence with our residential solutions business in Tyler, Texas. She was appointed in January 2014 to one of two regional operational excellence leader roles for North America and was appointed vice president, operational excellence in November 2014. Prior to Ingersoll Rand, she was with Honeywell as director, global growth; Flowserve as a multi-site leader; Volvo-Novabus as senior manufacturing engineering manager; and AlliedSignal-Honeywell as lean supervisor and global transitions leader.

Griselda holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Stanford University, which includes overseas study in economics from the Pontificía Universidad Católica de Chile, and a master’s degree in business administration from Arizona State University. She has also earned her Lean Master certification from Shingijutsu and Honeywell, and is a member of Prospanica, the National Society for Hispanic MBA’s, a member of the Society of Women and Hispanic Professional Engineers, and is the current Chair for the Women in Manufacturing national association.



Technologies: Management


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