Johnson Controls Names Bill Jackson Executive Vice President, Operations and Innovation

May 09, 2011, 09:15 ET from Johnson Controls, Inc.

MILWAUKEE, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI), a global diversified company in the building and automotive industries, today announced that Bill Jackson has joined the company as Executive Vice President, Operations and Innovation, a new position.

Jackson brings more than two decades of automotive and industrial consulting experience to Johnson Controls, having served as a senior partner with Booz & Company, where he led the firm's Global Automotive, Transportation and Industrials Practice. Over that time, he worked closely with all three of Johnson Controls' businesses on a variety of strategic and operational matters.

Jackson, who will be based in the company's global headquarters in Glendale, Wis., will report to Johnson Controls Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Stephen A. Roell.

"Bill is a proven leader and strategist with strong knowledge and experience with Johnson Controls. He will work closely with our leadership team and each of our businesses, with a specific focus on quality, innovation and continuous improvement as we continue to pursue our global growth and performance goals," Roell said.

Most recently, Jackson served as Senior Vice President and President-Automotive at Sears Holding Corporation, where he has been responsible for the leadership and strategic growth of its automotive business. He holds bachelor's and master's degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago.

About Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 142,000 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 2011, Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #1 company in its annual "100 Best Corporate Citizens" list. For additional information, please visit

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