Johnson Controls expands role of Chief Procurement Officer Michael Bartschat to include leadership of its Operating System

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MILWAUKEE, July 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson Controls announced today it has named Michael Bartschat Vice President of the Johnson Controls Operating System (JCOS) in addition to his current role as Chief Procurement Officer, reporting to Chairman and CEO Alex Molinaroli

In this new role, Bartschat will lead the majority of the functions in the JCOS, including engineering, procurement, manufacturing, supply chain, and environment, health & safety. He will also have overall responsibility for the continuous improvement and real estate functions.

"The Johnson Controls Operating System drives efficiency and excellence across the enterprise, leveraging best practices across all of our functions," said Molinaroli. "Mike has played a critical role in improving our procurement and supply chain functions. In this expanded role he will help us move to the next level across our operations."

Bartschat succeeds Jeff Williams, who has moved on to lead the company's Buildings business in Europe, Middle East and Latin America.

"I want to personally thank Jeff for his leadership in building enterprise capabilities in several key areas, most especially operations and engineering. He has established a solid foundation upon which Mike will build," said Molinaroli.

Bartschat, who joined Johnson Controls in 2004, has held various leadership roles at the company. In addition to his role as chief procurement officer, he is also the integration leader for the merger between Johnson Controls and Tyco. In that role he has been responsible for realizing growth opportunities and delivering the value inherent in the combination of the two companies. 

Prior to being named CPO, Bartschat served as group vice president and general manager of product group metals and mechanisms in the company's Automotive Seating business. Before that, Bartschat led the global product group trim and fabrics, driving the expansion of this automotive business into Asia. Earlier in his career, Bartschat held roles in operations and plant management, marketing, strategic planning and engineering. He also holds a U.S. patent in robotics.

Bartschat holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, a master's degree in mechanical engineering from MIT and a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University.

About Johnson Controls:
Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and multi industrial leader serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries. Our 120,000 employees create intelligent buildings, efficient energy solutions, integrated infrastructure and next generation transportation systems that work seamlessly together to deliver on the promise of smart cities and communities. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. We are committed to helping our customers win and creating greater value for all of our stakeholders through strategic focus on our buildings and energy growth platforms. For additional information, please visit or follow us @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.


Fraser Engerman



Johnson Controls announced it has named Michael Bartschat Vice President of the Johnson Controls Operating System (JCOS) in addition to his current role as Chief Procurement Officer.


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