Ingersoll-Rand elects Lamach, Bruton to executive roles

SSN Staff  - 
Friday, February 5, 2010

SWORDS, Ireland—Ingersoll-Rand's Board of Directors on Feb. 4 elected  Michael W. Lamach, who previously was president and COO, as CEO effective immediately.


He has also been appointed a member of the Ingersoll Rand Board of Directors and will retain the role of president of the company. Lamach succeeds Herbert L. Henkel, who will remain Chairman of the Board until June 2010, at which time Lamach is expected to succeed him as Chairman. 


The Board on Feb. 4 also elected John Bruton, former European Union Ambassador to the United States, as a member of the Board.


Bruton served as EU Ambassador to the United States for five years, having been appointed to the post in November 2004 after serving as a vice president of the European People's Party.


Bruton also served as the Prime Minister of Ireland from 1994 to 1997, and helped transform Ireland into one of the world’s leading economies. While Prime Minister, Bruton also presided over an Irish EU Presidency in 1996 and helped finalize the Stability and Growth Pact, which governs the management of the single European currency, the Euro.