Ingersoll Rand Names Kathryn Freytag Chief Information Officer

Ingersoll Rand Inc. (NYSE:IR), a global provider of mission-critical flow creation and industrial solutions, appointed Kathryn Freytag today as vice president and Chief Information Officer (CIO), reporting to Vikram Kini, Chief Financial Officer. Freytag will serve as part of Ingersoll Rand’s extended executive leadership team.

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As CIO, Freytag will lead the global information technology (IT) organization, overseeing strategy, operations, infrastructure and applications. She will be responsible for creating business value through the delivery of innovative technology solutions, industry-leading information security practices, rigorous M&A integration, and digital and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions that maximize profitable growth.

“Kathryn brings tremendous knowledge and leadership to our team,” said Vikram Kini, Chief Financial Officer at Ingersoll Rand. “She is a thought leader in the industry with particular strengths in IT strategic planning, business process transformation, IIoT, and infrastructure and security modernization. She understands manufacturing, has a proven track record of building high performance teams, knows our end markets and, like Ingersoll Rand, believes in an ownership mindset. We are confident she will offer valuable guidance and counsel, and help deliver and support growth for our company.”

Freytag has managed large global technology portfolios, projects and teams for over two decades, including many years as an executive leader in the industrial manufacturing industry. She will be relocating to Davidson, N.C. from Eden Prairie, Minn. where she most recently served as the executive vice president and CIO for iFit. Prior to that, she served as CIO for Donaldson Companies, Stratasys and vice president and CIO, Enterprise Solutions for Honeywell International. Freytag earned a master’s in business administration from University of Minnesota and a bachelor’s degree from Iona College.

About Ingersoll Rand Inc.

Ingersoll Rand Inc. (NYSE:IR), driven by an entrepreneurial spirit and ownership mindset, is dedicated to helping make life better for our employees, customers and communities. Customers lean on us for our technology-driven excellence in mission-critical flow creation and industrial solutions across 40+ respected brands where our products and services excel in the most complex and harsh conditions. Our employees develop customers for life through their daily commitment to expertise, productivity and efficiency. For more information, visit


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