IDEX Corporation today continued its commitment to advancing company culture by welcoming its new Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer Troy McIntosh. In this newly created role, Troy joins the IDEX Senior Leadership Team and reports directly to IDEX CEO and President Eric Ashleman.
Troy will help build the global roadmap and success measures for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) at IDEX. This work will include embedding DE&I deeper in the company culture and building inclusive leadership and cultural competence in all IDEX people through training, education, and coaching, assisting leaders as they strive to become champions for an industry-leading workplace. He will make sure systems help mitigate bias and provide more equitable opportunities for everyone to reach their full potential at IDEX. These efforts will also include increasing representation in the workforce to align with where we live and do business, enhancing supplier diversity programs, and guiding our growing Employee Resource Groups.
Troy joins IDEX from Chicago-based U.S. Cellular, the fourth largest cellular communications carrier in the United States, where he served as the Head of Diversity & Inclusion for the past five years. At U.S. Cellular he increased diversity of the workforce – particularly in leadership – and led campaigns to increase awareness of bias in the workplace and in hiring, helping build a culture of inclusive leadership. Other programs he championed helped increase supplier diversity and expand the company’s Associate Resource Groups. This year, U.S. Cellular is ranked #75 on Forbes’ “Best Employers for Diversity” list. His previous Human Resources experiences have included roles at Ingredion Inc., Pactiv, Johnson Controls, Abbott Laboratories, Sara Lee Corporation and United Airlines.
Originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, Troy earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame, followed by a Master of Arts in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago. He began his career as a high school social worker and an education consultant in the Office of Catholic Education for the Archdiocese of Chicago. His Diversity, Equity & Inclusion work today ties back to those early education roles, through which Troy was a champion for people seeking to overcome barriers and achieve a better life.