Leandre Adifon | Co-Founder & Chairman
Leandre Adifon has spent his career bringing new products to life. He has authored or co-authored more than 30 patents in the companies he has worked for. Born in the Republic of Benin (West Africa), he grew up in Africa and Europe and now lives in the United States of America as a US citizen. Leandre has worked for large multi-national companies developing his natural gifts to become a creative, adaptive and results-oriented executive with extensive engineering and operations experience in manufacturing and service industries. Formerly, Leandre was Vice President at Ingersoll Rand PLC, the diversified industrial company that makes commercial, residential and transport HVACR with other industrial equipment, in the role of Advanced Technology leader.
Leandre came to Ingersoll Rand after 20 years at United Technologies, where he was vice president of Otis Worldwide Engineering and a member of the Otis Executive Committee, preceded by roles of increasing responsibility. He holds advanced degrees in mechanical engineering from Polytechnic of Milan in Italy and in management and finance technology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in the US. He also has an MBA from RPI and a certificate in systems design and management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Leandre speaks several languages, including French, Italian, Spanish and some German.