MARK E. GROSKREUTZ
Director, Advanced Solutions and Core Technologies
“I see engineering as the intersection of science and humanity. In understanding this intersection, assumptions are made which reflect an individual engineerʼs knowledge and experience. My education at Purdue provided a great grounding in both the knowledge of underlying physical phenomenon, as well as a foundation for building experience of how technology can impact society. As I interact with more and more fellow alumni across multiple industries, my appreciation of the quality of faculty, staff and students at Purdue has only grown.”
Mark E. Groskreutz is the Director of Advanced Solutions and Core Technology at Ingersoll Rand Residential Solutions. He received his bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering in 1995 and his master’s in 1997, both from Purdue University.
Groskreutz previously held the position of Director of Core Technologies at Honeywell Turbo Technologies, in which he led a global team of engineers responsible for analysis and methodology development for materials, aerodynamics, structures, rotordynamics, vibracoustics, reliability and system simulations. Groskreutz has held engineering roles of increasing responsibility in his 12 years with Honeywell. He started as an individual contributor in the Advanced Products group, developing a variable geometry turbocharger for performance and durability. Three years later, he moved into the Product Engineering organization with significant contributions in low-cycle fatigue, culminating in a Six Sigma Black Belt certification. Following that, Groskreutz moved on to be the manager of the Base Products engineering group for Commercial Vehicles. Here he oversaw the launch of Honeywell’s first on-highway series turbocharger system, and assisted in its application and improvements. During this period, Groskreutz also earned an MBA from Pepperdine University’s executive programs. In 2006, Mark took on the role of Global Manager for Structures and Fatigue, and he and his family spent nearly two years near HTT’s passenger vehicle engineering center in France.
Groskreutz’s honors include the previously noted Six Sigma Black Belt certification and leading Ingersoll Rand’s collaboration with Habitat for Humanity of Smith County to fully fund and provide all the volunteers to build a home in Tyler, TX this year. He also has seven patents awarded or pending and three technical publications