Sohovich's IoT & technology experience will be an asset to CGI's connectivity strategy for integrated products The Chamberlain Group, Inc. (CGI), maker of LiftMaster® and Chamberlain® access control brands, announced recently that JoAnna Sohovich has been appointed CEO. “We are very excited about the strategic expertise JoAnna will provide our company,” said Craig Duchossois, CEO of CGI parent company The Duchossois Group. “Her background and values made her the obvious fit for this position, and we are looking forward to her leadership and insight.” Sohovich has had a distinguished career at both Honeywell and Stanley Black & Decker, where she most recently served as Global President of the $1.6 billion STANLEY Engineered Fastening. Sohovich began her career as an officer in the United States Navy and holds a B.S. in Economics from the United States Naval Academy and an MBA from Santa Clara University. Oversight of CGI's global operations “JoAnna’s depth of experience coupled with strong leadership capabilities makes her a welcome addition to CGI,” said Bob Markwart, President, LiftMaster Americas. As CEO of CGI, Sohovich will oversee the company’s global operations. With a strong background in quality, Sohovich has a track record of delivering innovative products. She also has experience developing customer-centric strategies and leading teams concentrated on residential, commercial and industrial connectivity. “CGI’s products are becoming more integrated into the connected lives of their users,” said Sohovich, referring to the MyQ® connectivity technology embedded in LiftMaster and Chamberlain products. “We will continue to drive innovation, while maintaining industry-leading quality throughout our manufacturing processes.” “JoAnna is joining CGI at the perfect time,” said Brad Opel, Executive Vice President, Chamberlain Americas. “Her IoT and technology experience will be an asset to our connectivity strategy.”
This acquisition aligns with CGI's global strategy to invest in strong, innovative products to enhance its portfolio Chamberlain Group, Inc. (CGI), announced recently the acquisition of two Antech Guardian affiliates, based in Tucson, Arizona. The affiliates, Guardian Traffic Systems (GTS) and Guardian Gate Hinges (GGH), are both part of Antech's Perimeter Access Solutions offerings. Diversifying product offerings The GTS line will support CGI's LiftMaster brand by diversifying the LiftMaster product offering, adding road spikes, traffic barriers and systems to its current line of Perimeter Access Solutions. "The Chamberlain Group is excited about the opportunities this acquisition presents," said Bob Markwart, President, LiftMaster Americas. "The GTS and GGH acquisitions will increase our total product offerings in Perimeter Access Solutions, enabling us to continue to provide our customers with innovative and high quality products." The parent company to the GTS and GGH divisions, Antech, will continue to be run as a stand-alone business led by President David Roher and the company's highly experienced management team and sales force. Global strategy for growth "For us, it is an honour to partner with industry leaders like CGI and LiftMaster," said David Roher, President, Antech. "Having our products recognised by these leaders speaks to our mutual commitment to innovation, quality and manufacturing excellence." This acquisition aligns with CGI's global strategy to invest in strong, innovative products that enhance the company's portfolio and grow its capability to serve the Perimeter Access Solutions market. "LiftMaster takes pride in providing products that serve all our customers' needs," said Steve Levine, Vice President & SBU Leader, Perimeter Access Solutions. "Now we have even more to offer them. This is a great win for us." "We're always looking for ways to expand our product offerings and better serve our customers," said James Roberts, Chamberlain Group CEO. "Being an industry leader means constantly innovating and developing, and this acquisition supports the continued growth of our company."