Robert Thikoll is the Vice President of Operational Excellence at Ingersoll Rand. He joined the company in 2015 after spending time at Danaher. Robert specializes in lean management objectives and applying those principles to the overall vision of an organization. He uses his department to keep the company’s focus in line with its long-term mission. Robert works directly with other company leaders and presidents to formulate strategies that move the entire organization forward in a productive manner.
Robert was at Danaher from 2000 to 2015. He held the title of Vice President of Global Operations while at the company. Before there he spent eight years at the Aisin Takaoka Company where he refined his knowledge of lean objectives.
Robert Thikoll maintains his successful business practices by staying very conscious of his schedule. He believes formulating his day around his normal habits. Thikoll front loads his morning since he has most of his energy at the beginning of the day. This is when Robert takes on his more complicated objectives. Afternoon hours are focused on working with team members, mentoring and developing personal relationships. Robert Thikoll likes to save administrative tasks for later in the day.
Robert uses teamwork to make his contribution to an organization. He allows everyone that works in his department to have a voice and lend their opinion to how decisions are to be made. Human relationships are the most important element of a successful team. Thikoll practices the notion that people are more important than technology. This is why he spends a great deal of time on personal development.
Thikoll does not get hung up on obstacles. He understands that these boundaries may seem intimidating at first. However, action will erode all fears.
Robert Thikoll is a graduate of Arizona State University where he majored in both Political Science and Asian studies.