David Petratis

David Petratis
David Petratis
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Allegion plc

Prior to being named CEO of Allegion, Dave served as chairman, president and CEO of Houston-based Quanex PBuilding Products Corporation, maker of engineered materials and components for building products. Under his leadership, Dave guided Quanex through one of the construction industry’s toughest economic periods. In addition, his team grew the company organically and through acquisition, creating global product leadership positions. Dave also strengthened the company’s culture around one brand, core values, health and safety.  Before joining Quanex in 2008, Dave served as president and CEO of the North American operating division of Schneider Electric, a market-leading brand of electrical distribution and industrial control products, systems and services. He also served as COO of the company before his promotion in 2004. From 1996 to 2003, Dave served as president of MGE UPS Systems Americas, a privately held manufacturer of power supplies. He joined MGE from EPE Technologies, where he served as vice president of operations. During his tenure as president at EPE, he was part of its leveraged buyout by Management and Financial Partners, resulting in the creation of MGE UPS Systems.Dave began his career at Square D Company, a circuit breaker manufacturing facility, where he managed the Square D plant in Columbia, South Carolina. The company was acquired in 1991 and is now a subsidiary of Schneider Electric.  Dave has been a director of Gardner Denver— the global manufacturer of industrial compressors, blowers, pumps, loading arms and fuel systems— since July 2004. He has also held positions on the board of directors of the University of California, Irvine Graduate School of Management, the California State (Fullerton) Quality Advisory Board, and Project Independence, a community agency in Costa Mesa, California for the developmentally disabled. David also served on the board of governors of National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) and the International Electrical Safety Foundation.