Effective immediately, the North America branch business will operate separately from Building Efficiency's global products business. The core heating, ventilation and air conditioning products organization will reportedly drive profitable global growth through investments in key HVAC product offerings such as the recent acquisition of Air Distribution Technologies and the planned Hitachi joint venture for variable refrigerant flow technology. This focus on product offerings, manufacturing, supply chain and channel support for distribution is said to provide efficient and cost-effective operations designed to serve the changing global marketplace.
"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 Johnson Controls chairman and chief executive officer Alex Molinaroli.
As part of the reorganization, Dave Myers, president of Building Efficiency, has resigned and is leaving the company to pursue other interests. Bill Jackson, who most recently served as executive vice president of Corporate Development, will immediately transition into the role.
After joining the company in 2011, Jackson was responsible for leading performance improvements and defining strategic options for the company's Automotive Electronics and Interiors business. Prior to joining Johnson Controls, he worked as a business consultant for 20 years, ultimately serving as senior vice president and board member of Booz & Company.
The North America branch business will continue to operate in its current form as a direct channel providing HVAC systems, services and solutions to customers in more than 120 locations throughout the United States and Canada. The restructuring of Building Efficiency is said to enable the organization to enhance its focus on customers through increased attention and investment in its North American branches. 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."