Alum to Present Lecture on Discovering the Future of Green Technology

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February 8, 2011

Michael W. Lamach, College of Engineering alumnus and the president, CEO, and board chairman of Ingersoll Rand, will present a lecture about smart energy systems on February 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the Engineering Building auditorium. Refreshments will be available at 6:30 p.m. in the lecture hall.

His talk, entitled “Discover the Future of Green Technology,” will address how the United States must significantly reduce its dependence on fossil fuels soon and make increased use of smarter, greener energy systems. Options ranging from solar energy to captured landfill gas come with both benefits and costs. As a corporation dedicated to sustainability in its products and production processes, Ingersoll Rand innovates energy-efficient products, services, and solutions.

The program, which is open to all in the greater MSU community, is presented by the Office of the Dean of Engineering and the Applied Engineering Sciences Program.

For additional information or to request special accommodations, call (517) 355-5128 or e-mail

About the Speaker

Michael W. Lamach received his BS in engineering arts (now known as applied engineering sciences) from Michigan State University in 1985 and a master's degree in business administration from Duke University.

He joined Ingersoll Rand in February 2004 as president of the company's Security Technologies sector and became president of Trane Commercial Systems after the acquisition of that business in 2008.

Prior to joining Ingersoll Rand, Lamach was group vice president and managing director for the European, Asian, South African, and South American businesses of Johnson Controls' Automotive Group. Before that, he served as vice president and general manager of the Controls Group, leading the company's integrated facilities management business. During his 17-year tenure with Johnson Controls, he also held positions in sales management, marketing, and new product development.

Lamach currently serves on the board of directors of Iron Mountain Incorporated, the global leader for information protection and storage services.