Swords, Ireland, November 14, 2013 – Ingersoll Rand plc (NYSE:IR) is pleased to announce that Susana Duarte de Suarez will serve as vice president of communications and corporate affairs for Allegion plc, the new $2 billion standalone global security company to be created upon its separation from Ingersoll Rand later this year.
In this role, Duarte de Suarez will lead the strategy for all internal and external communications, including media relations, brand management, community and government relations, employee communications, company reputation management and web communications. She will also partner closely with Allegion’s investor relations team.
“Susana’s strong background in communications and expertise in corporate and public affairs will help her drive engagement with Allegion’s stakeholders, including employees, customers and other key audiences,” said Ray Lewis, senior vice president of Human Resources and Communications for the future Allegion. “She is a highly respected leader with deep experience working with global organizations and will serve as a strategic business partner to executive leaders across Allegion.”
Duarte de Suarez joins Allegion from her privately owned multi-cultural and bilingual marketing firm, Media Moon Communications. She also serves as a councilwoman for the town of Zionsville, Ind.
She previously served in executive communications positions with Fortune 500 companies including Holcim, CEMEX and Anheuser-Busch. Her public sector career included serving as chief compliance officer with the Peace Corps and assistant director of regional operations for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Duarte de Suarez began her career in politics where she held leadership positions in various organizations, including executive director for the Hispanic International Trade Council, deputy to the director for Political Coalitions for the Republican National Committee and constituent aid to Sen. Betty D. Montgomery of the Ohio state Senate.
Duarte deSuarez holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the Ohio State University. She will be based in Carmel, Ind.
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Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands—including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Schlage®, Thermo King® and Trane® —work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; secure homes and commercial properties; and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. We are a $14 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. For more information, visitwww.ingersollrand.com.
Allegion (NYSE: ALLE) helps keep people safe where they live, work and visit. Allegion is pioneering safety as a provider of security solutions for homes and businesses through 23 global brands. Allegion specializes in security around the doorway and beyond: everything from residential and commercial locks, door closers and exit devices, steel doors and frames, to access control and workforce productivity systems. Allegion is a $2 billion business employing more than 7,600 people and offering products in more than 120 countries across the world.
Allegion’s portfolio includes strategic brands CISA®, Interflex®, LCN®, Schlage® and Von Duprin®; and other brands including aptiQ®, Briton™, Bricard®, Dalco™, Dexter by Schlage®, Falcon®, Fusion Hardware Group™, Glynn-Johnson®, ITO Kilit™, Ives®, Kryptonite®, Legge®, Martin Roberts™, Normbau™, Randi™, Steelcraft®, XceedID®.
For more, visit allegion.com