Bill Jackson to lead restructured Johnson Controls Building Efficiency business
September 19, 2014 - Johnson Controls has undergone a “significant reorganization” of its Building Efficiency business to better align the division with the company’s longterm strategies and to position it for profitable global growth, it said, adding that the restructure will enhance its focus on customers through increased attention and investment in its North American branches.
By Alyssa Dalton
Effective immediately, the North America branch business will be operating separately from Building Efficiency’s global products business. The core heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) products organization will drive profitable global growth through investments in key HVAC product offerings such as the recent acquisition of Air Distribution Technologies (ADTI) and the planned Hitachi joint venture for variable refrigerant flow (VRF) technology, said Johnson. This focus on product offerings, manufacturing, supply chain, and channel support for distribution will drive “operational excellence through efficient and cost effective operations designed to serve the changing global marketplace,” it noted.
“As we continue to evolve as a global multi-industrial company, reorganizing Building Efficiency, along with our ongoing investments and growth initiatives, solidifies our focus and commitment on the business as a core strategic platform for Johnson Controls,” said Alex Molinaroli, company chair and CEO.
Dave Myers, president of Building Efficiency, has resigned and is leaving the company to pursue other interests. The position will be taken over by Bill Jackson, who most recently served as executive vice president, Corporate Development. Trent Nevill, vice president and general manager of the North American branch business, will continue in his current role and report on an interim basis to Molinaroli.
“I want to personally thank Dave for his 20 years of service and dedication to Johnson Controls and York,” said Molinaroli. “I have every confidence that Bill and Trent will effectively lead their respective teams through this reorganization while serving our customers and executing on our strategies for the buildings business.”