Marcia J. Avedon
This article accompanies Spin to Win.
Category: Organizations with 7,500 or more employees
Title: Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Communications and Corporate Affairs
Company: Ingersoll Rand, Davidson, N.C.
Key HR Challenges: Leading the HR work to create Allegion, a spin-off company, including organizational design, compensation and benefits programs, and the selection of the new company's CEO, leadership and board members.
Key HR Accomplishments: Despite the organizational change and the spun-off company, IR reported record levels of key talent retention (95 percent) and employee engagement (top quartile scores among peer companies), as well as being named No. 1 in its industry by Fortune magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" list.