Johnson Controls appoints Simon Davis vice president, chief human resources officer

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MILWAUKEE, Sept. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson Controls today announced its board of directors has appointed Simon Davis vice president, chief human resources officer for the company. Davis was elected as a company officer and named vice president and assistant human resources officer in May 2014.  With this promotion, he succeeds Susan Davis who will continue as a company officer and member of the executive team in her role as executive vice president driving efforts to build corporate leadership in the company's Shanghai headquarters.

"Susan has provided strong expertise and experience as the company's human resources leader for many years.  Her thoughtful leadership and support of four CEOs has helped to shape Johnson Controls into the company we are today," said Alex Molinaroli, chairman and CEO. "Simon's global experience and knowledge of the company, including leadership roles in multiple business units, make him the right person to lead our human resources capabilities forward."

Since joining Johnson Controls in 1997 in the United Kingdom, Simon Davis has held a broad range of Human Resources leadership roles across multiple business units, spending nearly 10 years in Automotive Experience in the United Kingdom and Michigan and five years as the Human Resources leader for Power Solutions. In 2011, he was appointed vice president Talent Strategy and Organizational Excellence for the corporation, where he was responsible for the establishment of global centers of excellence and shared services and led senior talent assessment and development.  Davis has most recently served as assistant human resources officer since 2014.

Davis serves as the chairman of the board of the Milwaukee Urban League and a member of the board of the Milwaukee Public Museum. Davis has a bachelor's degree in Business from Sheffield Hallam University.  

About Johnson Controls:
Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 130,000 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 2015, Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #14 company in its annual "100 Best Corporate Citizens" list. For additional information, please visit or follow @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.


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Johnson Controls announced its board of directors has appointed Simon Davis vice president, chief human resources officer for the company.


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