Executive Vice President and Vice Chairman
Bruce McDonald serves as executive vice president and vice chairman of Johnson Controls. In this role, he has responsibility for the automotive business. He will serve as chairman and CEO of the automotive business when it is spun-off.
McDonald joined Johnson Controls in November 2001 as vice president, corporate controller and was promoted to assistant chief financial officer in 2004. A year later, he assumed the position of chief financial officer. In September 2014, he was named executive vice president and vice chairman.
McDonald started his career with Ernst & Young. In 1987, he joined Varity Corporation, where he held a variety of operational finance positions in the United Kingdom from 1993 to 1998. He also held a variety of financial positions of increasing responsibility at TRW, Inc., including vice president, finance of TRW Automotive.
McDonald holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McMaster University. He is a chartered accountant and a certified public accountant.