Camp Fire Welcomes New Board Member Ken Schoeneck

Camp Fire Names Global Business Leader Ken Schoeneck of
Ingersoll Rand to its National Board of Trustees

Schoeneck brings 32 years of technology and business innovation experience to the national organization


National youth development organization Camp Fire is proud to share that Vice President of Engineering & Technology for the Trane Commercial HVAC, NA & EMEA Strategic Business Unit (SBU) at Ingersoll Rand, Ken Schoeneck, recently joined its Board of Trustees.

Schoeneck oversees the full spectrum of the engineering & technology agenda within Trane Commercial HVAC, developing engineering talent, intellectual property, technologies, products and processes to achieve the SBU’s long-term business objectives and business growth aspirations.

“Ken’s aptitude for innovation and leadership are exactly what Camp Fire needs as we look at how we can best serve youth and families in the years to come,” said Greg Zweber, Camp Fire National Headquarters President & CEO. “Every Board needs a mind that can see where we have been, and where we want to go, in a way that is strategic as well as inspired. Ken’s leadership experience at Ingersoll Rand will benefit Camp Fire for many years to come.”

An advocate for applying the rigor of the Business Operating System and Ingersoll Rand’s Product Development Process, Schoeneck has helped to create value for customers, channel partners, and the company itself; his leadership also has helped reduce costs, improve technologies, create more innovative products, and achieve increased speed to market.

Prior to his current role, Ken served as vice president of engineering & technology for the Trane Residential HVAC SBU at Ingersoll Rand where over a four year period, the business refreshed nearly 75 percent of its product portfolio, including the noteworthy launches of the Variable Speed, 14/16 SEER and Next Generation Furnace system offerings.

“Camp Fire has always been forward-thinking and constantly moving in a state of thinking about the future, ways it can innovate and improve. It is clear that Ken knows how to do exactly that,” said Board Chair Jane Parker, and CEO of Interbrand Health. “I know Ken’s experience will only bring value to the organization.”

Prior to Trane Residential HVAC, Ken led engineering & technology for the Industrial Technologies sector, where he was instrumental in leading a global team that brought innovative new products to market. He joined Ingersoll Rand in 1989 in the Leadership Development Program, progressing through roles in engineering, service, aftermarket, general management and product management in Industrial Technologies, Ingersoll-Dresser Pump Company and the Ingersoll Rand Pump group.

Ken is a past Industry Member of the C.C. Cameron Applied Research Center Advisory Board at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Ken holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University and a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University.

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Camp Fire has been an inclusive, innovative leader in youth development since 1910. Its proven programs give kids the life skills they need now so they can succeed and thrive. Last year, Camp Fire’s
53 councils served more than 187,000 youth and families across 25 states and in D.C. All Camp Fire programs are based on cutting-edge research and founded on the pillars of Social Emotional Learning (SEL), delivered through Out-of-School-Time (OST) programs, environmental education and camp, and teen service and leadership development. Because youth shape the world, Camp Fire’s focus is on giving youth and teens the opportunity to find their spark, lift their voice, and discover who they are. For more information, visit


For more information please contact:

Erin Risner, Director of Marketing & Communications, Camp Fire National Headquarters


Austin Rinker, Quillin Advertising, Public Relations and Social Media


June 10, 2019

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