Larry Wash is Executive Vice President for KONE Americas and serves as a member of KONE’s Executive Board. In this role, he leads a $2 billion business that includes teams across the United States, Canada and Latin America. Larry also serves as Board President for the National Elevator Industry, Inc., a preeminent trade association for the building transportation industry.
As a senior executive with extensive experience running global organizations and a well-respected thought leader, Larry is skilled at developing strategic direction and at implementing operational improvements to profitably grow businesses.
Prior to joining KONE, Larry was President of Global Services for the Climate Solutions sector of Ingersoll Rand with full responsibility for the management of their services businesses. While in this position, he developed C-level executive relationships, and led Hussman, Thermo King, and Trane in driving growth in both emerging and mature markets.
Before joining Ingersoll Rand, Larry served as Vice President of Service & Contracting for Trane, where he led the services businesses in Canada, Latin America and the United States and created the strategic and operational plans for Trane Building Services. Ingersoll Rand acquired Trane in 2008.
Earlier in his career, Larry held the position of Vice President of Global Services for Xerox Corporation, responsible for worldwide strategy, business development, marketing, sales and operations. Larry began his career in 1985 with Eastman Kodak Company, where he was Director of New Business Development.
Larry received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Wayne State University and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Larry also holds a master’s in business administration from Stanford University.