Founder and CEO
Leandre Adifon has spent his career bringing new products to life. He has authored and co-authored more than 40 patents in the companies he has worked for. Born in the Republic of Benin (West Africa), he grew up in Africa and Europe. Now he lives in the United States of America as a US citizen.
Leandre has works 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.
He is a recognized and sought leader for Business and Innovation Vision setting with a record of building, leading and delivering world-class, global technology platforms, products and teams combined with a well-documented history of leveraging the technological excellence of an organization as a driver of business outcomes.
Formerly Leandre was Vice President at Ingersoll Rand PLC, the diversified industrial company that made commercial, residential and transport HVACR with other industrial equipment, in the role of Enterprise Systems Engineering and 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.
Prior to joining United Technologies, Leandre was consultant in Robotics, machine tools and thermal engineering in Europe.
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
Leandre Adifon is the author of WinnoveX: Win Your Way to Innovation Excellence.