SWORDS, Ireland — Ingersoll-Rand plc has announced the appointment of Paul Camuti as senior vice president of innovation and chief technology officer.

In this newly-created role, the company said Camuti is responsible for accelerating global innovation and technology-led growth strategies, and promoting an innovation-centric mindset for the organization. He joins Ingersoll Rand from Siemens Corp., where he served in senior leadership roles for more than 16 years.

“Paul’s extensive experience and strong leadership make him an outstanding addition to our team,” said Michael W. Lamach, chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Ingersoll Rand. “I am confident that Paul will build a strong culture of innovation to deliver on our customers’ needs as we advance on our path to premier performance.”

Camuti will oversee advanced technology development; product, system, and solution design and development; engineering; and product and service commercialization.

In addition, said Ingersoll Rand, he will lead the company’s efforts to improve the speed and execution of innovation, and integrate processes across the business. Camuti also will be responsible for cultivating alliances with external constituents to enhance the advanced technology and innovation capabilities of the business.

He will report to Lamach as part of the executive leadership team and will relocate to Davidson, N.C.

At Siemens Corp., Camuti most recently served as president of smart grid applications for Siemens Energy Inc., where he focused on the development and delivery of smart grid products, services, and solutions across the entire energy conversion chain. Prior to that, he was president and chief executive officer of Siemens Corporate Research, one of several Siemens corporate technology innovative research centers worldwide. Camuti was responsible for the information and automation technologies global technology field and served as a spokesperson for the technologies under his domain.

His experience also includes leadership roles with Siemens Energy and Automation, where he founded the company’s industrial software business, as well as work with Eaton Corp., Cutler Hammer, and Westinghouse Electric.

For more information, visit www.ingersollrand.com.

Publication date: 08/22/2011