Ross Monks recently retired as the labor and employee relations leader for Ingersoll Rand / Trane Technologies.
In that role, Ross worked with business leadership teams to develop and execute labor and employee relations strategies, with a strong focus on building labor relations and employee engagement competencies in U.S. leadership teams.
Monks joined Ingersoll Rand in 2013 as the HR director for global supply chain in the Commercial Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning North America/Europe Middle East and Asia strategic business unit. In his next role, Ross served as the HR director for global enterprise engineering, product management, strategy, innovation and the Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability. His vision of service is founded firmly in the principles of servant leadership and his passion is talent development and creating a winning culture to deliver on organizational objectives.
Ross began his career serving as a United States Army officer, where he rapidly progressed through positions of broader military leadership, culminating in his role as officer in charge of the Tactical Operations Center for the 2,000-soldier 1st Brigade of the 1st Infantry Division during Operation Desert Storm.
Following his military career, Ross progressed through numerous operational leadership roles at Waste Management and BFI, Inc.; culminating in his role as district vice-president for BFI’s Illinois, Indiana and Missouri medical waste collection and processing operations.
From his operations roles, Ross transitioned to a career in human resources when he joined General Electric in 1999; ultimately serving as executive HR leader for the integration of Dresser Industries’ global supply chain into GE Flow & Process Technologies from 2010 through 2013.
Ross graduated from Loyola University-Chicago with a bachelor’s degree, Magna Cum Laude, in political science and is a graduate of the U.S. Army Airborne and Ranger schools.