Ingersoll Rand Announces Addition of Julie Schertell and JoAnna Sohovich to Board of Directors

Ingersoll Rand Inc. (NYSE:IR), a global provider of mission-critical flow creation and industrial solutions, today announced the appointment of Julie Schertell and JoAnna Sohovich to its Board of Directors effective October 2, 2023.

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Julie Schertell (Photo: Business Wire)

Julie Schertell (Photo: Business Wire)

Schertell currently serves as the president and chief executive officer (CEO) for Mativ (NYSE: MATV), a leading global manufacturer of specialty materials, and serves on its Board of Directors. She brings more than three decades of experience and expertise in executing successful global strategies across the consumer-packaged goods, commercial and industrial products, and specialty materials segments. Formerly president and CEO of Neenah, Inc., she held numerous leadership positions within the company where she drove large-scale transformation across the organization focusing on both organic growth through innovative go-to-market approaches and inorganic growth through targeted strategic acquisitions.

Sohovich is the chair of the Board of Directors for Chamberlain Group, a global leader in smart access solutions across residential and commercial properties. She assumed the role of chair in January 2022 after having served as CEO of Chamberlain Group from February 2016 until December 2021. With two decades of experience in driving innovation, digital transformation, and strategic growth initiatives, Sohovich excels at developing global and scalable strategies for large and complex businesses. She has had functional leadership across quality, business development, product and channel management, as well as projects devoted to big data and the internet of things (IoT). She also serves as a board member for Barnes Group and the U.S. Naval Academy Foundation.

“I am excited to welcome Julie and JoAnna to our Board,” said Vicente Reynal, chairman and CEO of Ingersoll Rand. “Both Julie and JoAnna bring unique experiences that further support our strategic imperatives. Julie’s background of driving transformative growth through both organic and inorganic strategies fully supports two critical pillars of our economic growth engine. JoAnna’s product innovation experience, particularly in IoT, will further help drive our digital growth strategy. We will benefit from both of their valuable perspectives as we continue to drive value through our compounder growth model.”

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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