Swords, Ireland—Ingersoll-Rand plc (NYSE:IR), a world leader in creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments, has announced the appointment of Nereida “Neddy” Perez as vice president, diversity and inclusion. In this newly created role, Perez will be responsible for developing the progressive, diverse and inclusive enterprise strategy that includes leadership commitment, employee engagement and implementation plans to support global growth and innovation.

Perez will also partner with Ingersoll Rand’s global supply chain leaders to develop a supplier diversity program. She will serve as the company’s diversity representative.

She joins Ingersoll Rand from National Grid, a Fortune 500 gas and electric utility company, where she was vice president of inclusion and diversity. Perez has also worked with KPMG LLP as chief diversity officer, Sodexho North America and Royal Dutch /Shell.

Nereida (Neddy) Perez

Nereida (Neddy) Perez

VP and Chief Diversity Officer
Ingersoll Rand

Perez received a master’s degree in human resources management and international business from Nova Southeastern University in Florida and a bachelor’s degree in public relations from the University of Florida.