People around the world look at Trane Technologies as a company committed to integrity, our customers and our world. We are steadfast in our commitment to integrity — in all of our business practices. We are committed to our customers, their satisfaction, and to the communities in which we live and work. We understand and appreciate that the world holds Trane Technologies leadership to high standards, and we're proud to introduce our enterprise leadership team to you.
Trane Technologies Executive Leadership
Regional Leaders: Americas
Regional Leaders: Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)
Regional Leader: Asia Pacific
Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer*
Heather Howlett is vice president and chief accounting officer (CAO) of Trane Technologies plc. In this role, Heather serves as the company’s principal accounting officer and is responsible for strategic leadership and oversight of accounting and financial reporting, operational finance, accounts payable and SEC/technical accounting.
Heather joined the company in August 2019 as vice president and corporate controller. In her time with the company, she has provided strong accounting and functional leadership. Her experience with other publicly-traded global corporations makes her well-suited for the CAO role. Prior to joining the company, she held roles of increasing importance at Catalent, Honeywell and Tyco, and began her career in public accounting at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Heather has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Richmond; and she is a certified public accountant and Six Sigma green belt.
* Elected officers of Trane Technologies plc.
Trane Technologies Board of Directors
Kirk E. Arnold,
Former Chief Executive Officer, Data Intensity
Ann C. Berzin,
Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Financial Guaranty Insurance Company
Former EU Commission Head of Delegation to the United States and Former Prime Minister of Ireland
Jared L. Cohon,
President Emeritus of Carnegie Mellon University
Gary D. Forsee,
Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Sprint Nextel Corporation and Former President of the University of Missouri System
Linda P. Hudson,
Former Chairman and CEO of The Cardea Group and former president and CEO of BAE Systems, Inc.
Michael W. Lamach,
Former Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of CRH plc
April Miller Boise,
Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Eaton Corp
Karen B. Peetz,
Chief Administrative Officer of Citigroup Inc.
Chief Executive Officer
John P. Surma,
Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, United States Steel Corporation
Tony L. White,
Retired Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Applied Biosystems Inc.
Committees of the Board
J.P. Surma, Chair; A.C. Berzin, J. Bruton, M.P. Lee, A. Miller Boise
A.C. Berzin, Chair; J. Bruton, M.P. Lee, A. Miller Boise, J.P. Surma
T.L. White, Chair; K.E. Arnold, J.L. Cohon, G.D. Forsee, L.P. Hudson
Sustainability, Corporate Governance & Nominating
G.D. Forsee, Chair; K.E. Arnold, J.L. Cohon, L.P. Hudson, T.L. White
M.W. Lamach, Chair; A.C. Berzin, G.D. Forsee, J.P. Surma, T.L. White
Technology and Innovation
J.L. Cohon, Chair; K.E. Arnold, J. Bruton, G.D. Forsee, L.P. Hudson, K.B. Peetz, T.L. White