The Quick Guides feature easy-to-use tutorials on how to prevent burglary, employee crime, workplace violence The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, in partnership with Johnson Controls, released the Safety and Security Quick Guides, an online platform to educate communities, business owners, and chambers of commerce on steps they can take to ensure a safe, crime-free work environment. Incident management “We understand that the success of a business depends on its safety and resilience, and in turn, how important a role businesses play in promoting health and vitality in their communities,” said Marc DeCourcey, Senior Vice President of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. “The Safety and Security Quick Guides will help businesses of all sizes protect their assets and employees.” The Quick Guides feature easy-to-use tutorials on how to prevent burglary, employee crime, workplace violence, and more. The Quick Guides will also provide resources and practical steps for business owners to: Understand the top security threats they face Identify actions that owners and employees can take before a crime occurs to limit resource loss Reduce business vulnerability to external threats Work with employees to design fast-response plans when an incident occurs Interconnected technology and systems “Our work is rooted in a commitment to creating safer, smarter, more sustainable communities. As large and small businesses increasingly turn to interconnected technology and systems for improved efficiencies and intelligence, they forge new roads with regulations and potential threats,” said Kim Metcalf-Kupres, Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Johnson Controls. “This education platform is designed to provide practical guidance for businesses navigating these new and emerging workplace challenges.” On Wednesday, March 29, the U.S. Chamber Foundation will host a national webinar to discuss safety and security best practices.
Johnson Controls and Tyco will function independently up till the close of merger around Oct. 1, 2016 Johnson Controls and Tyco International has announced the senior executive team that will lead the combined company following the close of their planned merger, which is expected on or around Oct. 1, 2016. New roles As previously announced, at the effective time of the merger, Johnson Controls Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Alex Molinaroli will be appointed to the same role for the combined company. Tyco Chief Executive Officer George Oliver will serve as President and Chief Operating Officer, with responsibility for the operating businesses and leading the integration, and will become a director on the new company's board. Mr. Molinaroli will serve as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for 18 months after the closing. At that time, Mr. Oliver will become Chief Executive Officer and Mr. Molinaroli will become Executive Chair for one year, after which Mr. Oliver will become Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "We are pleased to reach this major milestone on our journey to bring two great companies together to create a global leader in building products and technology, integrated solutions and energy storage," said Mr. Molinaroli. "This team of talented executives will ensure the combined company continues to thrive, grow and create unique value for our customers and shareholders. We are looking forward to bringing our complementary capabilities together to turn the possibilities for smart buildings and urban environments into reality around the world." Corporate Executive Officers "We are looking forward tobringing our complementarycapabilities together to turnthe possibilities for smartbuildings and urban environmentsinto reality around the world" In addition to Mr. Oliver, upon completion of the merger the following enterprise leaders will report to Mr. Molinaroli: Grady Crosby will serve as Vice President, Public Affairs & Chief Diversity Officer – currently holds the same role with Johnson Controls Simon Davis will serve as Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer – currently holds the same role with Johnson Controls Kim Metcalf-Kupres will serveas Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer – currently holds the same role with Johnson Controls Judy Reinsdorf will serve as Executive Vice President & general counsel – currently holds the same role with Tyco John Repko will serve as Vice President & Chief Information Officer – currently Chief Information Officer & Enterprise Transformation Leader with Tyco Brian Stief will serve as Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer – currently holds the same role with Johnson Controls Jeff Williams will serve as Vice President, Operations & Engineering – currently holds the same role with Johnson Controls Business Leaders Upon completion of the merger, the following business leaders will report to Mr. Oliver: Bill Jackson, Executive Vice President & President, Building Efficiency Trent Nevill, Vice President & President, Asia Pacific Colleen Repplier, President, Fire Protection Products Girish Rishi, Executive Vice President, North America Integrated Solutions & Services and Tyco Retail Solutions Mike Ryan, President, Security Products and Life Safety Products Johan Pfeiffer, Executive Vice President, Rest of World Integrated Solutions & Services Joe Walicki, Vice President & President, Power Solutions Until the close of the transaction, Johnson Controls and Tyco will continue to operate independently under their current leadership structures.