Johnson Controls executive named to supplier board of governors

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MILWAUKEE, Jan. 23, 2014 -- Mike Carr, an executive  of Johnson Controls, a global multi-industrial company with established core businesses in the automotive, building, and energy storage industries, will extend his leadership to a key industry association.

Carr, who is vice president and general manager for Aftermarket, U.S./Canada, for the Power Solutions business unit, joined the Board of Governors of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) in January of 2014.

As a board member, Carr will help the organization set strategic priorities, select annual initiatives and help manage financial decisions within AASA.

“I am proud to join the board of an organization dedicated to advancing the automotive aftermarket industry’s objectives through collaboration,” Carr said. “I look forward to helping the industry continue to adapt to our customers’ dynamic needs.”

AASA exclusively serves manufacturers of aftermarket components, tools and equipment, and related products, which support 710,000 employees in the United States. AASA is a recognized industry change agent – promoting a collaborative industry environment, providing a forum to address issues and serving as a valued resource for members. AASA is a market segment of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA).

Carr was nominated to serve on the board by AASA president and chief operating officer Bill Long, and then elected by the current AASA Board of Governors.

“We are pleased to welcome Mike as a new member of the AASA board of governors,” said Bill Long. “He will be an asset to the board and is certainly representative of the caliber of experience, talent and leadership that constitutes these AASA leaders who help guide the association in serving the needs of the automotive aftermarket supplier community.”

Carr joined Johnson Controls Power Solutions in 1992. Prior to assuming his current role, he served as vice president of Sales and Marketing in both the United States and Europe. He was also vice President and general manager for the South America Battery Business and the Americas Recycling Business.

 

About Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. The company’s 170,000 employees create quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and interior systems for automobiles. Johnson Controls’ commitment to sustainability dates back to its roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. Through its growth strategies and by increasing market share, Johnson Controls is committed to delivering value to shareholders and making its customers successful. In 2013, Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #14 company in its annual “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list. For additional information, please visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com .

About Johnson Controls Power Solutions

Johnson Controls Power Solutions is the global leader in lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for Start-Stop, hybrid and electric vehicles.  Its 50 manufacturing, recycling and distribution centers supply more than one third of the world’s lead-acid batteries to major automakers and aftermarket retailers.  Through its innovations the company is building the advanced battery industry for hybrid and electric vehicles.  Johnson Controls was the first company in the world to produce lithium-ion batteries for mass-production hybrid vehicles.  The company's commitment to sustainability is evidenced by our world-class technology, manufacturing and recycling capabilities.

About AASA

AASA (www.aftermarketsuppliers.org) exclusively serves manufacturers of aftermarket components, tools and equipment, and related products. It is a recognized industry change agent – promoting a collaborative industry environment, providing a forum to address issues and serving as a valued resource for members. AASA is a market segment of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA). “AASA, The Voice for the Automotive Aftermarket Supplier Industry”

CONTACT:

Abe Lubetkin

(414) 524-3049

Abe.Lubetkin@jci.com

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