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Join Us at Iredell EDC’s Annual Industry Leaders Event

Please join us for our first annual Industry Leaders Event on Friday October 1, 2021 at 9:30 am to 10:30 am in partnership with Mitchell Community College.  This year’s event will be held virtually.  Our program will feature keynote speaker Ray Pittard, Executive Vice President for Supply Chain, Engineering, and Information Technologies with Trane Technologies.  We will also share the results from Iredell EDC’s Business Pulse Survey on our local businesses perceptions and outlook for companies across Iredell County.

Register to attend the webinar here

If you have questions about the event or need help registering contact [email protected] or 704-663-1898 ext. 1.

About Ray Pittard, EVP, Supply Chain, Engineering, and Information Technology of Trane Technologies: Ray Pittard is the executive vice president (EVP) Supply Chain, Engineering and Information Technology. In this role, Ray provides leadership to manufacturing and procurement, information technology, engineering and critical elements of the company’s operating system. He will also continue to lead the roadmap for enterprise excellence on Trane’s path to becoming a world-class lean organization, while overseeing ongoing transformation initiatives.

Most recently, Ray served as transformation office leader where he led efforts to transform Trane Technologies into an efficient, more customer focused company that unlocks value for customers and shareholders. Previously, Ray served as the president of our Transport Solutions business in North America and EMEA. He has held leadership positions in several other businesses, including a role in Europe leading the former Climate Control Technologies European businesses.

About: Iredell County Economic Development Corporation is a public-private partnership that promotes economic growth and stability in our community by supporting the creation of new jobs and encouraging investment.  We accomplish this through new business attraction, support of existing industry, building a world-class workforce, and collaboration with our community to build prosperity for all.

Throughout the year, Iredell EDC’s existing industry program conducts over 100 company visits by touring and meeting with leadership to identify trends and address challenges by connecting them to resources.  In August 2021 Iredell EDC launched the first annual Business Pulse Survey to provide our community leaders with insights on challenges, opportunities, and priorities at the forefront of our local business community.