Lisa O'Dell
General Manager, Madison Heights Facility
Ingersoll-Rand plc

“I am involved with engineered-to-order solutions, so we are innovative in how we solve our customers’ problems.  I love that we solve problems around safety and productivity for our customers in real and tangible ways.  The pride on the faces of the team when they say, ‘I made that’ is so rewarding.” 

As General Manager of the Madison Heights Facility, Lisa naturally models the work ethic, commitment to quality and social responsibility that she expects from others at Ingersoll-Rand. Lisa accepted her position during a substantial organizational change in 2015, in which some employees were asked to take on new, challenging roles. Accepting the challenge without hesitation, Lisa transformed a failing Power Tools business through a relentless quest to bring positive change—all while serving as a sales leader for the company’s ergonomic handling and engine starters businesses. Since then, she continues to face all hurdles head-on with dignity and grace. 

With over 25 years of Ingersoll-Rand experience, Lisa has become a mentor who continuously displays her wealth of knowledge to countless employees. She is particularly passionate about sharing her experience with aspiring female talent within the organization. As a leader, Lisa works closely with employees on an individual basis to help them reach their highest potential. For example, she recently helped an employee achieve their career aspirations of moving into sales by personally coaching the team member on career development. From personal branding to effective communication, Lisa’s one-on-one guidance has helped many others realize and achieve their potential within Ingersoll-Rand. 

Lisa proudly supports the company through meaningful work in the community. To educate students about careers in the automotive industry, Lisa participates in the Ingersoll Rand Real Tools for Schools program, which supports vocational technology automotive programs at U.S. high schools. In 2018, Lisa and her team hosted 26 high school students at the Madison Heights facility for hands-on learning, including product demonstrations and a visit with a local partner organization for product training. Thanks to Lisa’s leadership and community engagement, her local school received a $10K grant from Ingersoll-Rand to invest into automotive programs and the education of next-generation vehicle technicians.

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