Industrial Utility Efficiency

Heather Mitchell Selected as WCVC Networking Group Executive Council Member


Best Practices Magazines & EXPO is excited to announce the selection of Heather Mitchell as an Executive Council Member of the Women in Compressed Air, Vacuum & Cooling (WCVC) Networking Group. Heather is a Senior Product Manager for Ingersoll Rand leading the compressor brands in the air treatment business segment. Heather holds 11 years of experience in the compressed air and gas industry and has held various positions within the manufacturing space. Prior to joining Ingersoll Rand, Heather managed the Gardner Denver brands air treatment portfolio, product management for air treatment at Sullair and held positions in engineering and project management. Heather has a diverse engineering background that she has used as a foundation to move throughout the various roles in her career.

When accepting this role, Ms. Mitchell commented, “I am very excited about this opportunity to mentor the women currently in or wanting to be a part of our compressed air, vacuum, and cooling industry. Helping to remove the barriers in oneself that women can fear when it comes to what they want for themselves, and their career is motivating to me. My husband and I are raising 6 daughters, and one son, to make vital goals for themselves in life, then go achieve them without fear and judgement. This space, which we are creating with the WCVC Networking Group, will do the same and I am extremely inspired to be a part of it!”

Heather Mitchell, Sr. Product Manager Ingersoll Rand Air Treatment-Compressor Brands, was selected as Executive Council Member, WCVC Networking Group.


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If you are interested in a leadership role within the group and would like to become a member of the WCVC Executive Council, please send an email to Kimberly Vickman, WCVC Secretary at


About WCVC Networking Group 

The Women in Compressed Air, Vacuum and Cooling (WCVC) Networking Group provides support to women who have chosen or are thinking of choosing a career in the compressed air, vacuum or cooling industries and welcomes individuals from every job function – engineering, marketing, sales, human resources, finance, production and every job in between. The WCVC Networking Group offers quarterly virtual meetings and networking opportunities in the hopes of empowering women in the compressed air, vacuum and cooling sectors. The group will meet in-person annually at the Best Practices EXPO & Conference.

About Best Practices 2023 EXPO & Conference

The Best Practices 2023 EXPO & Conference is the leading North American event focused on Sustainable, Safe & Reliable On-Site Utilities Powering Automation. Co-Located with Process Expo, the event takes place October 23-25, 2023 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Attendees come from engineering firms, manufacturing plants and equipment companies responsible for specifying, purchasing, operating, selling and maintaining on-site utility equipment in industrial compressed air, vacuum and cooling water systems. For more information visit