Johnson Controls manager honored as one of “Top 25 Women in Power Impacting Diversity” by DiversityPlus Magazine

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Sherry Diccion, manager, supplier diversity and business development , Johnson Controls Automotive Experience, was honored as one of DiversityPlus Magazine’s 2016 “Top 25 Women in Power Impacting Diversity” for her supplier diversity best practices.

PLYMOUTH, Mich. June 20, 2016 – Johnson Controls today announced that Sherry Diccion, manager, supplier diversity and business development for the company’s Automotive Experience group, has been selected as one of DiversityPlus Magazine’s 2016 “Top 25 Women in Power Impacting Diversity”.

Diccion was honored for her supplier diversity best practices, including working with buyers and commodity teams to build project plans and set annual goals; developing reports to evaluate effectiveness toward customer’s goals; conducting quarterly audits of diverse spend data; recognizing buyers for their work in supplier diversity; and implementing a process to solicit purchasing managers’ input to identify high-performing diverse suppliers.

“I am very honored to be receiving this recognition for something I believe in so deeply,” Diccion said. “The success of any supplier diversity initiative begins with strong senior management support and direction, and initiative integration into the corporate strategy. That’s what we have at Johnson Controls.”

The Top 25 Women in Power Impacting Diversity distinction recognizes women leaders whose exceptional experience and talent continue to deepen diversity practices as a successful business and community strategy. A team of researchers and editors evaluated all nominees to determine the winning honorees.

“I am very honored to be receiving this recognition for something I believe in so deeply.” -- Sherry Diccion, manager, supplier diversity and business development, Johnson Controls Automotive Experience

In her role at Johnson Controls, Diccion utilizes best practices to manage the company’s supplier diversity and business development efforts. With Diccion’s leadership, Johnson Controls is rated among the top corporations in supplier diversity by the Billion Dollar Roundtable, a corporate advocacy organization that promotes excellence in supply chain diversity.

For the 9th year, DiversityPlus Magazine recognized women for excellence in supplier and corporate diversity at an annual ceremony. These individuals have improved the workplace and corporate environment and have created opportunities for women and diverse businesses.

About Johnson Controls
Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 150,000 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. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. Through our growth strategies and by increasing market share we are committed to delivering value to shareholders and making our customers successful. In 2016, Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #17 company in its annual "100 Best Corporate Citizens" list. For additional information, please visit or follow @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.

About Johnson Controls Automotive Experience
Johnson Controls Automotive Experience is a global leader in automotive seating components and systems. The company supports all major automakers in the differentiation of their vehicles through its products, technologies and advanced manufacturing capabilities. With more than 200 locations worldwide, Johnson Controls is where its customers need it to be. Consumers have enjoyed the comfort and style of Johnson Controls products, from single components to complete seat systems. With its global capability the company supplies more than 50 million cars per year. Johnson Controls pursues a spin-off of its Automotive Experience business. Following the separation, which is expected to take effect in October 2016, the Automotive Experience business will operate as the independent, publicly traded company Adient. Bruce McDonald will serve as the chairman and CEO of the new company. Follow us on Twitter: @JCseating

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Mary Kay Dodero
Senior Manager Communications, The Americas,
Johnson Controls, Inc.