Johnson Controls announces two new executive appointments
Jan 28, 2013 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) --
Johnson Controls, Inc., a provider of automotive interiors, has announced the appointment of Alex Molinaroli to the position of vice chairman, and Brian Kesseler as the new president of Power Solutions.
Mr Molinaroli joined the company in 1983, and has served as president of Power Solutions since 2007. He was elected a corporate officer in 2004, and has held a series of leadership positions in the Johnson Controls Building Efficiency business.
Mr Kesseler began his Johnson Controls career in 1994 in the Automotive Experience business, and most recently has been serving as COO for Power Solutions. He has extensive leadership experience in all of the company's business groups.
"Both Alex and Brian have been outstanding contributors to our company's sustained success for decades, and these appointments greatly strengthen our strategic and leadership capabilities for today and the future," said Stephen Roell, chairman and CEO of Johnson Controls, Inc.
In his new role, Mr Molinaroli will continue serving as a member of the Executive Operating Team, along with other key management committees. In addition, he will work collaboratively with Mr Roell to drive strategy and operational performance, and serve as a senior business partner to the leaders of the company's operating groups.
Mr Kesseler will lead the Power Solutions team worldwide. In this role he also will represent the company in the advancement of energy-storage technologies, the support of vehicle energy- efficiency standards, and as an advocate for sound energy and environmental policies. He also will become a member of the Executive Operating Team.
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