27 Jul Johnson Controls appoints Roell to head EOC
Milwaukee, Wis. – Building efficiency and power solutions giant Johnson Controls, Inc. has announced a reshuffling of its executive positions reflecting the creation an Executive Operating Committee.
Steve Roell, vice-chairman and executive vice president, was named chairman of the EOC, a committee comprised of senior leaders. An employee of Johnson Controls since 1982, Roell served as vice president and chief financial officer from 1991 to 2004. He was named executive vice president in 2004 and vice chairman in 2005.
Keith Wandell, a former executive vice president since 2005, was elected to the dual roles of president and chief operating officer. The company’s three businesses, interior experience, building efficiency, and power solutions, will report to Wandell. Named president of the automotive group in 2003, he also served as president of the battery business from 2000 to 2005. Wandell joined the company in 1988.
Earlier this week, Johnson Controls reported record sales and earnings for the third quarter of fiscal year 2006. The company, which has 136,000 employees working in more than 500 locations worldwide, reported approximately $30 billion in sales in 2005.
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