Ingersoll-Rand plc (NYSE:IR), a world leader in creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments, named Virginia “Ginny” Mackin as vice president of communications and brand management, effective September 3. In this role, Mackin will lead the strategy for all internal and external communications, including media relations, brand management, community relations, company reputation management and web communications. She joins Ingersoll Rand from Duke Energy, where she was senior vice president and chief communications officer. “Ginny’s more than 25 years of communications and brand experience make her an outstanding addition to the Ingersoll Rand team,” said Marcia Avedon, senior vice president of Human Resources and Communications. “Her strong leadership and business success will play a critical role in directing our global communications and brand strategy.” Prior to Duke Energy, Mackin served as an executive vice president and director at Wells Fargo, where she led the bank’s eastern community bank communications after its merger with Wachovia in 2009. Prior to her role with Well Fargo, she led Wachovia’s communications as executive vice president and director of corporate communications from 2001 to 2009. She worked in positions of increasing responsibility from 1988 to 2001 at Bank of America. Mackin graduated from Boston College where she received her BA in Speech Communications and Philosophy. She will be based in Davidson, N.C. About Ingersoll Rand Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands—including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Schlage®, Thermo King® and Trane® —work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; secure homes and commercial properties; and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. We are a $14 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. For more information, visit www.ingersollrand.com.