IR's Theodore H. Black passes away

SSN Staff  - 
Thursday, July 6, 2006

HAMILTON, Bermuda--Theodore H. Black, former chairman, president and chief executive officer of Ingersoll Rand, died June 28 after a brief illness. He was 77.
Black joined IR in 1957 and served in sales and senior management positions.
In October 1988, he was elected chairman, president and chief executive officer and retired from his position in October 1993, but continued to serve on the company's board of directors until 1997.
During his tenure at IR, Black was made a knight in the Sovereign Military Order of Malta and served a variety of philanthropies such as the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, National Multiple Sclerosis Society and March of Dimes.