MILWAUKEE, May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson Controls, a global diversified company in the building and automotive industries, today announced that Kim Metcalf-Kupres has been elected to the newly-created position of vice president and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). She will report to Alex Molinaroli, vice chairman.
"In her most recent role, Kim has played an important part in growing our Power Solutions business in both mature and emerging markets," said Stephen A. Roell, chairman and chief executive officer. "Kim's experience in developing high-impact marketing, sales and communications programs will help us expand the global reach and visibility of our company."
Metcalf-Kupres will lead the development of marketing and sales capabilities for the company's businesses, with added focus on customer satisfaction and brand development. She will also direct internal and external communications.
Since joining Johnson Controls in 1994, Metcalf-Kupres has held a series of leadership roles in marketing and sales within the company's Building Efficiency and Power Solutions businesses. For the past five years, she has served in Power Solutions as vice president, Global Strategy, Sales and Marketing.
Metcalf-Kupres holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in pre-law and English from Wayne State University, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.
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Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 168,000 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 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.
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